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Polish-German Energy Platform: New cooperation agreement inked

The Polish National Energy Conservation Agency (KAPE) and the German Energy Agency (Dena) have signed a cooperation agreement, strengthening relations under the Polish-German Energy Platform.

The agreement aims to enable bilateral contacts, combine expertise within the Polish-German Energy Platform and implement the energy transformation through cross-border projects. In particular, both sides seek to combine expertise to develop projects in energy efficiency, renewables, system integration and infrastructure, as well as the energy market.

“The European energy transition is a gigantic task and requires a consistent, new approach in many areas,” said Kristina Haverkamp, Managing Director of Dena. “For this transformation to succeed, we need cross-border cooperation. Working with KAPE will help us to strengthen the exchange of experiences and engage citizens in the energy transition.”

The Polish-German Energy Platform was established in late 2021 by Dena and KAPE, as part of a project financed by the German Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs. As stated in the press release, common goals are ‘far-reaching’: from – the exchange of experiences in the field of energy system transformation, the development of innovative cross-border solutions and the involvement of local actors – to strengthening European cooperation within the Weimar Triangle.

“KAPE has been implementing projects in international, bilateral partnerships for years. Such partnerships allow for the exchange of knowledge and experience, but above all, they strengthen the process of necessary changes”, said Mariola Zmudzinska, Vice-President of the Management Board of KAPE.

The first Polish-German Energy Transition Forum, bringing together ministerial representatives as well as business and science leaders, is expected to be held in Warsaw at the beginning of 2023.

Polish Deputy Minister meets with Dena representatives

Separately, Poland’s Undersecretary of State at the Climate and Environment Ministry, Adam Guibourgé-Czetwertyński met with Dena representatives in Warsaw last week to discuss the ongoing developments in the energy policy of Poland and Germany. 

This included discussions on the activities of the Polish-German Energy Platform and the related cross-border cooperation in the field of energy. The planned Polish-German Energy Transition Forum was also discussed.

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