What goes on in Poland on the 8th of August.
New law offers benefits to homeowners who burn heating oil, wood and LPG
The Ministry of Climate and Environment has announced support for consumers of heating oil, wood and LPG. The new act will be similar to the one on coal subsidies, which has been already adopted by the Parliament.
Poles who have coal-fired heating will receive a single allowance of PLN 3,000 under the law adopted on 5th of August. The Ministry of Climate and Environment is going to set out further regulations for other energy sources soon. As Minister Anna Moskwa said, the coming regulations will include subsidies of, e.g. PLN 1,000 for wood or PLN 2,000 for heating oil.
Poland’s energy export soars despite crisis
PSE, Poland’s grid operator, has reported that the country has became a net exporter of energy by sending 1422.4 GWh abroad in the first half of 2022. This is almost three times more than last year.
According to the data sourced by BiznesAlert.pl, Poland imported 4,624.1 GWh of electricity in the first half of 2022. The report says that Poland exported 6,046.5 GWh at the same time. It is an almost threefold increase in exports in comparison to the 2,269.6 GWh sold abroad in the first half of 2021.
Most of the energy was supplied to Slovakia, Germany, the Czech Republic and the government purchased energy mostly from Sweden, as well as Lithuania and Germany.
Polish energy giant launches campaign on energy saving
PGE, a state-owned energy giant, encourages home owners to improve the energy efficiency of buildings before the winter.
The company’s branch in Toruń will launch an information campaign on how to save energy and heat. The goal is to encourage people to change habits and reduce the temperature by 2 or 3 degrees in common spaces like the living room or a hall. Other suggestions include replacing windows and doors, as well as insulating buildings. PGE will launch two programs – MyHeat and MyEnergy which are dedicated to estimate the amount and cost of heating and energy.