POLAND RENEWABLE INCENTIVES

In the Republic of Poland, electricity from renewable sources is promoted through a quota system, tax relief and subsidy and loan schemes. Heat generated from renewable energy sources is supported through three subsidy schemes and a loan scheme. Renewable energy in transport is promoted through a biofuels quota obligation.

Access of electricity from renewable energy sources to the grid shall be granted according to the principle of non-discrimination. Furthermore, grid operators must give electricity from renewable sources priority of transmission. Plant operators are not entitled to the development of the grid.

In Poland, there are only two policy programmes related to renewable energy plants: A training programme for installers of RES installations, and a certification scheme for solar thermal installations.

ELECTRICITY

Support schemes

In the Republic of Poland, electricity from renewable sources is promoted mainly through a quota system. Electricity suppliers are obliged to acquire a certain number of so-called “certificates of origin”, which are issued to the producers of electricity from renewable sources. Furthermore, electricity from renewable sources is supported through a tax relief as well as loan and subsidy schemes from the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management (NFOSiGW).

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Grid issues

Grid operators are obliged to connect renewable energy plants to their grids without discriminating against certain (groups of) plant operators. Furthermore, grid operators must give electricity from renewable sources priority of transmission. Grid operators are also obliged to develop their grids in line with the general provisions of energy law. However, plant operators are not entitled to the development of the grid.

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Policies

In Poland, there are only one policy programme related to RES-E plants: A training programme for installers of RES installations.

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HEATING AND COOLING

Support schemes

In Poland, heat generated from renewable energy sources is supported through two subsidy schemes.

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Policies

In Poland, there are only two policy programmes related to renewable energy plants: A training programme for installers of RES installations, and a certification scheme for solar thermal installations.

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TRANSPORT – MOBILITY

Support schemes

In Poland, renewable energy in transport is promoted through a biofuels quota obligation.

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Further information

  • Polskie Sieci Elektroenergetyczne. PSE Operator S.A. – Polish Transmission System Operator
  • PSE website