Grid issues in Poland


Updated: 09.01.2019

Author: Krzysztof Ignaciuk

Summary of grid issues

Connection to the grid

Pursuant to RES-Act, Art. 116.3, the Order of 18/05/2017 determines the conditions and technical specifications of connecting renewable energy installations to heating networks. Upon fulfilling all criteria under Art. 5 of the Order of 18/05/2017, the operator of the installations submits an application for grid connection.

Use of the grid

Heating network operators are obliged to give heat generated from renewable energy sources priority of purchase without prejudice to the minimization of heat losses in the connecting network. The obligation to purchase renewably generated heat applies where it is bid at a price no higher than the average price of heat from other sources supplying the network, increased by the average annual price index of consumer goods and services for the last calendar year,

Grid development

No provisions

Statutory provisions

  • Ustawa o odnawialnych źródłach energii (RES-Act) 
  • Order of 18/05/2017 (Rozporządzenie Ministra Energii w sprawie szczegółowego zakresu obowiązku i warunków technicznych zakupu ciepła z odnawialnych źródeł energii oraz warunków przyłączania instalacji do sieci - Order of the Polish Minister of Energy on specific scope of the obligation and technical conditions of purchase of heat from renewable energy sources and on conditions of connecting installations to the grid)


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