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Polish Briefing 30 June, 2020 9:00 am   
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Polish Briefing: Poland wants to raise EU funds for hydrogen pipelines

What goes on in Poland on the 30th of June.

Poland wants to raise EU funds for hydrogen pipelines

Deputy Minister of Funds and Regional Policy Grzegorz Puda revealed that in the European Union arena Poland is seeking for co-financing investments in gas infrastructure, which in the future will be able to be used to transport hydrogen.

– Poland will strive to make it relatively easy to finance transition technologies. That is why we are thinking strongly about investments in natural gas infrastructure. It sends gas as a transmission infrastructure, but we want Poland to be a transit country for the natural gas and hydrogen mix, which is an ecological fuel. We are trying to finance this infrastructure from European funds – said Deputy Minister Puda at the EUROPOWER 2020 conference under the patronage of BiznesAlert.pl.

He revealed that preparing a Polish position on the Just Transformation Fund is the task of a new working group in the government that is already working on the development of specific proposals.

Polenergia and Siemens want to invest together in gas and hydrogen cogeneration

The private energy group Polenergia, Siemens Energy and Siemens Gas and Power GmbH & Co. KG declared close cooperation aimed at developing modern technologies for the decarbonisation of industry and energy, including gas and hydrogen.

Polenergia and Siemens Energy have signed a letter of intent on cooperation for the industrial use of high-efficiency cogeneration as well as the introduction of solutions enabling sustainable production and use of hydrogen on the Polish market. – Rising electricity prices and emission allowances are prompting the energy-intensive Polish industry to look for mechanisms that would reduce the costs of electricity and heat used in technological processes while reducing the carbon footprint of their products. Stabilizing renewable energy production requires the implementation of modern low-carbon projects based on natural gas. The flexibility of this technology means that gas installations will become the preferred option in the coming years to increase the installed capacity in the national power system – we read in the Polenergia press release.