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“My Electricity” Programme [Poland]

The programme is a governmental grants programme, which supports the development of prosumer rooftop photovoltaic installations. The main objective is to increase the production of energy from photovoltaic micro-sources in Poland. The total budget is 1 billion PLN (ca. 235 million EUR) financed by the auctioning of CO2 permits under the EU emissions trading scheme. The programme is planned to last until 2025 or until the total budget is used up.

Since the beginning of the programme, over 70,000 applications have been submitted and another 70,000 are expected by the end of the year. This implies that half the programme’s budget will be used this year and the entire 1 billion PLN (approx. 220 mln EUR) budget will be used by the end of 2021.

Recommendations

  • The programme’s timeline and budget need to be extended. It should be prolonged and continue after funds are expected to run out before the end of 2021.
  • It should be extended to supporting house energy storage facilities - this could support home energy systems and help balance the grid.
  • The types of beneficiaries should also be expanded. Currently only single houses are allowed to use this support scheme, while multi-family houses are deprived of support.
  • It should be adapted to be in line with the EU renewable energy directive RED II.

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