PV auctions announced in Poland: 100 MW of PV to be installed by the summer of 2017

By Giorgia Concas, Senior Policy Advisor

On 30th November the first auctions on the sale of electricity from renewable energy sources in Poland were officially announced for the end of December 2016. The President of the Energy Regulatory Office announced the auctions to be held on 30th December 2016 according to the applicable regulations and basing on the principles established in the Regulations of the auctions. They will be conducted through the Internet Auction Platform which will be shared with users at the beginning of December 2016 to let manufacturers intending to proceed in the auctions create their accounts and register installations.

According to the current legislation there are four types of auctions to be held in 2016:

  1. for exisisting agricultural biogas installations with installed capacity of no more than 1 MW,
  2. for exisisting agricultural biogas installations with installed capacity of more than 1 MW,
  3. for new installations, so called "others", especially photovoltaics, wind energy installations, certain hydroplants of installed capacity smaller or equal 1 MW,
  4. for exisisting installations with installed capacity of no more than 1 MW which meet the criterion of the degree of use of installed capacity above 3504 MWh/MW/year and emissivity of no greater 100 kg/MWh (in particular certain hydroplants).

Auctions are won by a participant who offers the lowest price of electricity until a pool of quantity or value of electricity intended for sale during the specific auction finishes. 

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