Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2011
Policy Type:Policy Support
Policy Target:Multi-Sectoral Policy
Agency:Ministry of Energy

As from 10 August 2011 the Energy Efficiency Act came into law. The Act provided provisions for the establishment of energy efficiency obligation scheme in Poland.

From 1 January 2013 an energy efficiency obligation is imposed on energy providers. Energy companies selling electricity, heat or natural gas to the final users on the territory of the Republic of Poland, are obligated to receive and present for redemption white certificates to the President of the Energy Regulatory Office (ERO), or pay a substitute fee accordingly to the number of missing white certificates.

Three executive orders to the Energy Efficiency Act concern procedure for carrying out the tenders (1), the scope and form of energy efficiency audits and energy savings calculation method (2), and detailed scope of the obligation to obtain and present for redemption of white certificates and substitution fee (3).

Additionally a Promulgation of the Minister of Economy with the detailed list of projects to improve energy efficiency was elaborated and approved just at the end of 2012. Equipped with the above mentioned regulations President of ERO may announce tenders to give away white certificates.

Last modified: Tue, 20 Sep 2016 15:20:00 CEST