Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2007
Date Ended:2018
Policy Type:Economic Instruments>Market-based instruments
Policy Target:Energy Sector>CHP

Since the implementation of the CHP Directive (2004/8/EC) in Poland's legal system the Polish Energy Law has been amended and the Minister of Economy has issued an order on the methods of calculating data to be provided in the application for the issue of a certificate of origin from cogeneration and the detailed scope of the obligation to obtain and present these certificates for redemption, to pay a substitute fee and to confirm the data on the amount of electricity produced from high efficiency cogeneration.

These acts guarantee the origins of electricity produced by high efficiency cogeneration. Since 1 July 2007, these acts have obliged companies that supply electricity to end users to obtain certificates of origin of electricity produced by high efficiency cogeneration.

Failure to obtain certificates results in a substitute payment being levied on the electricity suppliers. Certificates could be traded on the stock exchange or similar entity. The value of the substitute payment unit is set by the Energy Regulatory Office. The substitute fee is based on the difference between the average market price of electricity and the costs of production in high efficiency cogeneration plants.

This support scheme ended at the end of 2012 but was prolonged for the period 2014-2018 by amendment of the Energy Law in 2014.

Last modified: Wed, 12 Nov 2014 14:54:06 CET