The government is strengthening solar farms by all means.

Small and medium entrepreneurs will be able to be prosumers and, like them, settle surpluses of energy produced in a favorable discount system – it assumes the latest amendment to the RES Act. The goal is to meet Poland’s EU 15% share target. renewable energy in final consumption.

On the day when this DGP issue is published, the Senate is scheduled to vote on an amendment to the Act on renewable energy sources, which is expected to accelerate the construction of renewable energy installations in Poland. This is, in the general assessment, an important step, considering that after the Act was amended in 2016, and also when the Distance Act was introduced, which severely limited the construction of new windmills – the RES market strongly stopped. Now he is about to revive. It seems that the boom may be waiting for solar farms. Experts agree: the government, when the construction of windmills on land has stopped, and the construction of offshore wind farms is still a distant vision, it now strongly focuses on energy obtained from solar panels. It is the energy from the sun, in the release of both large energy companies and small ones that will become prosumers, is to balance the Polish energy mix, based mainly on coal, and improve our indicators of the share of renewable energy in electricity production.

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So what does the short story foresee? For entrepreneurs, the most important news is to extend the definition of the prosumer of renewable energy: it will now be able not only to households, but also to entrepreneurs (small and medium-sized companies) who produce energy for their own needs. Condition: the sale of energy from micro-installations may not constitute the prevailing economic activity. Thus, a small and medium-sized company that meets these conditions will be able to generate electricity in micro-installations (i.e. installations up to 50kW) for its own needs, and introduce surpluses into the power grid of energy operators, storing them there during the period of reduced consumption, and then collect them in period when energy demand is growing. Like prosumers, they are to benefit from an attractive discount system. – Owners of the smallest renewable energy installations with a capacity of up to 10 kW for each kilowatt hour of electricity produced will be able to collect 0.8 kilowatt hours from the network for free during an increased demand. In other words: they will pay only 20% for such electricity. its prices. – Larger micro-installations (with a capacity of 10-50 kW) will receive 0.7 kilowatt-hours – explains Dominik Sołtysiak, head of the energy and environmental law department at BSJP. At the same time, energy billing is to take place in longer cycles than currently, which will allow entrepreneurs to actually use the energy they previously produced. – Today it happens that energy companies impose unfavorable, short settlement periods in contracts, as a result, e.g. the surplus of energy produced in summer cannot be settled in the winter afterwards – explains the expert.

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