Reforms introduced by the Renewable Energy Sources Act 2015 (the ‘RES Act’), which came into force 1 July 2016 marked a significant step forward, however, subsequent amendments to the RES Act have illustrated how the Polish government is in a difficult position of striking a balance between developing RES for energy diversification and rescuing its coal industry. Poland has Europe's largest hard coal reserves and last year thermal coal and lignite accounted for 84% of the country's electricity generation. The Auction System (which is won by the bidder who offers electricity at the lowest price) replaces the previous renewable energy investment incentive system, under which installations were required to obtain tradable/transferable certificates of origin from RES (‘Green Certificates’) issued by the President of the Energy Regulatory Office (ERO) and to sell property rights arising from those Green Certificates (the ‘Green Certificate System’).
The country’s main strategy to meet the growing need of power is to reduce the coal dependency by increasing the energy efficiency, increased use of renewable resources, nuclear sources, and connecting to the European power infrastructure.
- Snapshot of the country’s renewable power sector across parameters - country overview, current power and renewable power market status, electricity market structure, key issues, future plans and strategies to meet increasing power demand, and way forward.
- Statistics for cumulative and annual installed renewable power generation capacity of from 2012 to 2017.
- Statistics for cumulative and annual revenue of renewable power plants from 2012 to 2017.
- Break-up by power generation technology, including thermal, hydro, renewable and nuclear
- Data on key issues witnessed in the Polish renewable power sector.
- Information on future plans and strategies to meet increasing power demand.
- Identify opportunities and plan strategies by having a strong understanding of the investment opportunities in the country’s renewable power sector
- Facilitate decision-making based on strong historic and forecast data
- Develop strategies based on the latest regulatory events
- Position yourself to gain the maximum advantage of the industry’s growth potential
- Identify key partners and business development opportunities
1.1 Research Methodology
2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
3 POLAND RENEWABLE POWER MARKET IN 2017
3.1 Country Overview
3.2 Current Status of Renewable Power Market in Poland
3.2.6 Tidal and Wave
3.3 Key Issues
3.4 Investment Trends and Development Roadmap to Meat Increasing Power Demand
3.5 Cumulative (CAGR) Installed Renewable Power Capacity and Revenue
3.6 Annual Installed Renewable Power Capacity and Revenue
3.7 Support Schemes
4 CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
5 LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS
Chart 1: Share of Renewable Power (Solar, Wind, Biomass, Hydro and Geothermal) from Total Installed Power Generation Capacity in Poland in 2016
Chart 2: Poland Total Annual Electricity Consumption (in TWh) 2000 ÷ 2016
Chart 3: Poland Power Generation Capacity Breakdown by Source (Fuel) Type in 2016 (incl. Renewables)
Chart 4: Structure of Electricity Power Market in Poland
Chart 5: Cumulative (CAGR) Installed Renewable Power Capacity (Solar, Wind, Biomass, Hydro and Geothermal) in Poland (in MW) 2012 ÷ 2017, including forecast
Chart 6: Cumulative (CAGR) Revenue of Renewable Power Plants (Solar, Wind, Biomass, Hydro and Geothermal) in Poland (in Millions USD) 2012 ÷ 2017, including forecast
Chart 7: Annual Installed Renewable Power Capacity (Solar, Wind, Biomass, Hydro and Geothermal) in Poland (in MW) 2012 ÷ 2017, including forecast
Chart 8: Annual Revenue of Renewable Power Plants (Solar, Wind, Biomass, Hydro and Geothermal) in Poland (in Millions USD) 2012 ÷ 2017, including forecast