Poland: Summary

Updated: 14.02.2017

Author: Michał Gulczyński

Support schemes

In the Republic of Poland, electricity from renewable sources is promoted mainly through a tender system for the definition of the of support level of a feed-in tariff or premium. The installations launched before 1 July 2016 are allowed to choose between the tenders and 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 (NFOŚiGW).

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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 is only one policy programme related to renewable energy plants: The installers of RES installations may apply for a certificate to the Office of Technical Inspection. 

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Further information

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