EU regulators approve EUR-9.5bn Polish renewables support plan
A 1.64-MW PV farm in Gdansk, Poland. Image Source: ENERGA.
The European Commission (EC) has given its nod to a PLN-40-billion (USD 11.2bn/EUR 9.5bn) programme to support renewable energy producers in Poland.
The initiative envisages support for small-scale renewable energy facilities of up to 500 kW with a feed-in tariff (FiT) scheme, while installations larger than 500 kW will receive a premium on top of the market price of electricity. Funds for the development will be secured from a surcharge levied on electricity consumers.
Beneficiaries of the scheme will be selected through tenders that will be conducted through the end of June 2021. The programme also concerns the first two rounds that took place in December 2016 and June 2017.
According to the EC, the programme is in line with the European Union’s (EU’s) energy and climate goals and will promote the deployment of renewable energy capacity in Poland. It is also seen to help the country reach its goal for a 15% renewables share in gross final energy consumption by 2020.
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