The Polish Ministry of Climate and Environment took part in the Conference of the Parties to Sectoral Agreements in Warsaw, which hosted discussions on the development of renewable energy sources (RES) in Poland. In addition, it was an opportunity to present an update on the work of working groups under the individual Sectoral Agreements (offshore wind energy, biogas, bio-methane and photovoltaics) as well as plans for the development of modern sectors within the country’s economy.
The Minister of Climate and the Environment, Anna Moskwa emphasised the importance of dialogue and cooperation, enabling the development of new initiatives that will serve all interested parties.
“Thank you for participating in all sectoral agreements. It is a success not only in Poland but also in Europe. Our common goal is 50 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy in 2030. Thanks to joint efforts, this will be achieved,” the Minister said.
Moreover, during the conference, Ms Moskwa announced changes to the My Electricity program of the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management.
“We have very good news for the development of renewable energy sources,” she said. “Looking at how photovoltaics are developing, we have decided to increase the funding under the My Electricity program – it’s 6,000 złotych [approximately 1,200 euros] for photovoltaic panels and 16,000 złotych [approximately 3,400 euros] for energy storage. The change will cover the beneficiaries of the 4th edition of the programme.”
The Government Plenipotentiary for RES said that this is an important day for the RES sector in Poland, in line with the government’s policy.
“As a result of actions consistently implemented by the government, renewable energy sources have strengthened their position in the power system and their capacity has significantly increased in recent years. Since July 2020, since the first letter of intent, which was then signed by representatives of the offshore wind energy industry, the installed capacity of RES in Poland has almost doubled. This shows how a great leap has been made in developing RES in our country,” added Ireneusz Zyska, Secretary of State.
“Renewable energy sources are the energy of freedom,” he continued. “The government of the Republic of Poland supports the development of renewable energy sources. Since 2020, the capacity installed in renewable sources has increased by over 8.5 GW, reaching 21 GW.”
The Sector Agreements, initiated by the Ministry and concluded in 2021, aim to increase the role of individual sectors of energy and gas fuel generation, build a strong market for Polish renewable technologies and strengthen the position of domestic enterprises in the supply chain.