|Year:||2005 (last amended 2013)|
|Policy status:||In Force|
|Date Effective:||2005 (last amended 2013)|
2013 (January 1st);
|Policy Type:||Regulatory Instruments>Other mandatory requirements, Regulatory Instruments|
|Policy Target:||Wind, Bioenergy>Co-firing with fossil fuels, Bioenergy>Biomass for power, Geothermal, Hydropower, Multiple RE Sources, Multiple RE Sources>Power, Ocean, Solar|
|Policy Sector:||Electricity, Framework Policy|
|Size of Plant Targeted:||Small and Large|
|Agency:||Energy Regulatory Office|
|Legal References:||Energy Law Act; Regulation of the Polish Minister of Economy of 18 October 2012;|
In order to promote the utilization of renewable energy sources for energy production, Poland introduced in 2005 (with effect from 1st October 2005) a support system for generating electricity from renewable energy sources (system of green certificates). It is primarily regulated by the Energy Law Act of 10 April 1997 with later amendments and the secondary legislation. The Polish RES support scheme is a market-based mechanism that is conducive to optimal development and competition.
The system is generally based on two components:
The system has been provided for in detail in the Regulation of the Minister of Economy of 18 October 2012, so called “RES Regulation” (Full name: Regulation establishing detailed provisions on the obligation to acquire certificates of origin and submit them for collection, the obligation to pay a compensation fee, the obligation to purchase electric energy and heat generated from renewable energy sources, and the obligation to prove that the amount of energy generated from the respective source of energy stated is accurate).
The Regulation has introduced an obligation of electricity suppliers to have a certain RES share in theirs total volumes of electricity sales.
For 2013-2020 the required RES shares are set as follow:
(previously quota levels for 2010-2014 were set on level of: 10,4%).
|Related policies:||Energy Law Act|
Last modified: Thu, 30 Jul 2015 20:09:48 CEST