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Polish Briefing 16 January, 2018 9:00 am   
Editorial staff

Polish Briefing: Poland’s energy strategy to be announced in February?

What goes on in Poland on the 15th of January.

Poland’s energy strategy to be announced in February?

During a panel at an opening event for launching 400 kV power line Kozienice-Siedlce-Ujrzanów, the undersecretary of state in the Ministry of Energy Krzysztof Skobel has been asked about Polish energy policy and the role of power transition network in it.

– I have looked through what has been done so far. The document is currently being filled with content. The policy project will be announced as a coherent fruit of consultations – said the representative of the government.

– What forces us to postpone the decision are discussions within the EU forum. Certain issues have already been agreed, but there are several meetings coming up. Later on, we will be able to shut the policy guidelines, so they are coherent, good and compatible with EU regulations. We do not want to create a document that would have to be corrected straight away – rated Skobel.

ACER Administrative Board has a Polish member

Paweł Pikus, Deputy Director of the Ministry of Energy’s Department of Oil and Gas, has been elected to the ACER Administrative Board in a vote during a meeting of the Committee of the Permanent Representatives of the Governments of the Member States to the EU (COREPER).

Paweł Pikus will be the youngest of the ACER Administrative Board’s 18 members. His term of office will be four years. Poland’s representative has extensive knowledge of the EU’s gas market and experience in implementing the European Union’s energy law. The MFA has been actively engaged in advancing his candidacy.

Headquartered in Ljubljana, the Agency for Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) was launched in 2011. It ensures proper functioning of the EU’s energy markets through coordinating and fostering cooperation among the member states’ energy regulators.