Polish Briefing 10 August, 2020 10:00 am   
COMMENTS: Mateusz Gibała

Polish Briefing: Large RES capacity in Poland is heading to 10 GW

What goes on in Poland on the 10th of August.

Large RES capacity in Poland is heading to 10 GW

The installed capacity of larger renewable energy sources (RES), i.e. requiring concessions and entries in the producer registers, in Poland on June 30, 2020, reached 9,5 GW, the Energy Regulatory Office (ERO) reported. It increased by almost 370 MW in six months.

ERO provided data on RES installations that have licenses for electricity production and entries in the register of producers, as well as micro-installations covered by the certificates of origin system, the feed-in tariff system or the auction support scheme. They show that the power of wind sources in Poland exceeded 6 GW in the middle of the year, using biogas – 245 MW, biomass – 1508 MW, photovoltaic – 708 MW. The hydropower capacity reached 974 MW. In total, all these renewable sources have reached an installed capacity of 9,475 MW.

The increase in the first half of 2020 amounted to almost 370 MW, of which 230 MW was photovoltaic and over 120 MW wind energy.

However, it is worth noting that the total power of the photovoltaic installations in the system is greater. Most of them are prosumer installations that do not require a license. According to the latest data from Polish electricity grid operator (PSE), the capacity of all photovoltaic sources in Poland reaches over 2.26 GW.