“Gazprom’s lobbying is making it difficult to increase EU support. We need to talk about the idea of energy storage, so that in the future this industry can develop dynamically. This will strengthen Poland’s energy security,” said Wojciech Dąbrowski, president of Polska Grupa Energetyczna (PGE).
“During meetings with EU representatives we constantly call for financial support programs for energy storage. There is slight progress, there is the Modernization Fund and the FEnIKS program, but we are still seeing the influence of strong Russian lobbying, which did not disappear after the Russian invasion on Ukraine,” Dąbrowski said during the “Debata Pod Napięciem” meeting in Warsaw.
“Energy storage is supposed to replace gas sources in some way, but the Gazprom lobby makes it difficult to increase EU support. All of us should spread the idea of storage, so that the industry can develop dynamically. This will support renewables and will contribute to strengthening Poland’s energy security, while at the same time reducing the bills for individual customers,” stressed President Dąbrowski.