Polish Briefing 22 February, 2022 7:30 am   

Polish Briefing: Enea Operator restored power to over half a million recipients | Poland discusses Ukraine and security with Australia


What goes on in Poland on the 22nd of February.

Enea Operator restored power to over half a million recipients

Enea Operator informed that it restored power to over 520 thousand people within 24 hours in north-west Poland. Work is still underway to remove the effects of the breakdowns caused by Saturday’s storm that hit all the provinces served by the company.

Enea reported that at the critical moment, there were 600,000 people without electricity, which accounts for a quarter of its customers. Almost 4,000 towns were left without power. Several hundred energy engineers from over 200 brigades immediately started work. Specialized equipment was also used to restore electricity supply, including off-road vehicles, lifts and cranes, Enea’s press release said.

The company emphasized that at its peak, i.e. on Saturday noon, there were 45 Main Power Supply Points (GPZ), 15090 MV / LV power stations, 697 medium voltage lines and 75 110 kV lines damaged in the area. Nearly 4,000 facilities were affected by power supply problems. “Thanks to the effort and commitment of several hundred power engineers working in difficult conditions, the number of breakdowns has significantly decreased. On Sunday noon, 3 GPZs, 3500 MV / LV stations, 384 medium voltage lines and 19 110 kV lines remained without voltage. Electricity supply was restored to more than 2,300 towns. 1670 remains without power,” Enea informed.

Poland discusses Ukraine and security with Australia

Head of the International Policy Bureau of the Chancellery of the President of the Republic of Poland, Minister Jakub Kumoch, met today Ms Marise Payne, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Women of the Commonwealth of Australia. The conversation focused on developing bilateral cooperation, efforts to safeguard peace and security in Eastern Europe and supporting Ukraine.
The meeting was an expression of friendly, cordial relations enjoyed by Poland and Australia, based on mutual respect, support and shared goals. It confirmed common interests in developing the partnership, including in the area of trade and investment. The countries also share the same position on supporting Ukraine.

The visit took place 50 years after the establishment of full diplomatic relations between Poland and Australia. On this occasion, Minister Kumoch conveyed to Minister Payne congratulations and best wishes from President Andrzej Duda, and the seat of the President – the Presidential Palace – was illuminated with the colors of the Polish and Australian flags.