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Over 90 million euros available for Poland’s wind energy prosumers

Poland’s Ministry of Climate and Environment, in collaboration with the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management (NFOŚiGW), is enhancing its support for prosumers. Starting on 17 June 2024, applications opened for the new My Wind Power Plant program, which offers individuals up to 47,000 złotys (approximately 10,700 euros) in subsidies for the purchase and installation of a wind micro-installation with energy storage.

“The expansion of prosumer energy is a crucial aspect of supporting Poland’s energy transformation,” stated Deputy Minister Miłosz Motyka. “Financing the acquisition and installation of home wind turbines, including those with energy storage, will increase the share of renewable energy in overall energy consumption. Furthermore, Poles are increasingly recognising the benefits of producing energy for their own use and the importance of enhancing energy consumption at the production site, which is why we are including energy storage in our subsidy programs.”

The My Wind Power Plant program is available to owners and co-owners of single-family homes who have invested in home wind farms and electricity storage after 30 June 2023. Subsidies can be up to 30,000 złotys (approximately 6,800 euros) for a wind micro-installation and up to 17,000 złotys (approximately 3,900 euros) for electricity storage. The first application period will run from 17 June 2024, to 16 June 16 2025, or until funds are exhausted. A total of 50 million złotys (approximately 11,4 million euros) has been allocated for this initial round, with a planned total budget of 400 million złotys (approximately 91,6 million euros) for 2024-2029.

“We see significant opportunities for the growth of Polish companies in the wind micro-installation sector and academic communities can leverage their research in renewable energy,” continued Deputy Minister Motyka. “We believe this program will stimulate the use of such micro-installations, particularly in regions with high wind energy potential. We expect that by 2029, the implementation of the My Wind Power Plant program will result in a reduction of CO2 emissions by approximately 35,000 Mg CO2 per year.”

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