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New Momentum to Poland's Electricity Reforms Feb 00

  • ID: 1712366
  • February 2000
  • Region: Poland
  • Standard & Poors
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Abstract
The main driving force to electricity reforms in the coming years is Poland's looming EU accession, which necessitates further liberalization and privatization of electricity and energy markets, a full introduction of market pricing, unbundling, independent supervision of natural monopoly operations, and extensive environment-related investments. The crucial issue will be the sector's ability to attract private investment, especially from abroad. Several issues must be resolved before any significant foreign direct investment (FDI) can be expected, including competitively priced long-term gas supply contracts, and leveling the playing field among various generation sources. Private investors, whether domestic or foreign, will demand a competitive and risk-related return on investments, and lack of full market pricing or extensive market blocking by existing power purchase agreements...

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