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Polish Briefing 13 May, 2022 7:30 am   

Polish Briefing: The distance act to be liberalized, RES share in energy mix to increase

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What goes on in Poland on the 13th of May.

The distance act to be liberalized, RES share in the energy mix to increase

During a parliamentary debate, Ireneusz Zyska, Deputy Minister of Climate and Environment, responsible for the development of renewable energy sources, announced further work on the liberalization of the distance act and outlined the framework for the development of renewable energy in Poland for the next decade.

“The draft amendment to the act on investments in wind farms – the so-called 10H distance act – should reach the Sejm by June this year,” Zyska confirmed. In his opinion, the draft will be the subject of parliamentary work as early as next month. “As for the act on onshore wind energy, the so-called 10H rule, I confirm – the legislative work of the government project is being wrapped up,” said Zyska during the parliamentary debate on the potential and development of offshore wind energy in Poland. “As planned, we assume that the High Chamber will work on this project in June. Of course, the Council of Ministers has to approve this project earlier. We are working on a consensus so that the project is acceptable to the society,” he added.

Zyska announced that the total value of the installed RES capacity in the national energy system will reach 28 GW in 2025. He stressed that after 2030 the share of RES in the energy mix will exceed 50 percent of gross energy consumption. “In three years’ time, the national energy system will have approximately 28 GW of capacity operating in all technologies: onshore wind, photovoltaics, biogas, biomass, and hydropower. We are thinking broadly and comprehensively about the development of renewable energy sources, also about the storage of this energy at the level of households and large storages of pumped storage power plants,” said Zyska during the parliamentary debate. “The Polish mix in 2033 will be balanced, but with an increasing share of RES after 2030, exceeding 50 percent of gross energy consumption,” he added.