Position of the Polish Electricity Association (PKEE) regarding the REPowerEU chapters in recovery and resilience plans

The exceptional situation in the energy markets caused by Russia's invasion of Ukraine requires Europe to revise its energy transition plans. We need to be better prepared to meet the new challenges while building energy security for the European Union as a whole and its individual regions. The current situation shows that there is no turning back from the path towards climate neutrality. However, we must not forget the various [...]

Energy Post & PKEE debate - "40% RES by 2030: EU’s latest investment challenge to DSOs"

Discussing issues related to access to financial support, especially in countries starting from a weaker starting point, and support for DSOs in implementing innovation in new technologies were the main objectives of a debate organised by Energy Post in cooperation with the Polish Electricity Committee (PKEE). The meeting, attended by European Union officials, representatives of think tanks and the European sector [...]

The Power Summit key takeaways

Discussing issues concerning the future of the European energy sector was the main objective of the Power Summit organised by Eurelectric. The meeting, attended by European Union officials, representatives of think tanks and European energy companies, took place on 15 and 16 June 2022 in Brussels. Among the partners supporting the event was the Polish Committee for Electricity (PKEE). Electricity decade - prices [...]

Position of the Polish Electricity Association on the letter signed by Eurelectric regarding the issue of ensuring differentiation of entities participating in the EU ETS market

Due to the risks of excessive speculation and market volatility, the Polish Electricity Association (PKEE) supports limiting the influence of financial institutions on the EU ETS. Therefore, PKEE as a member of Eurelectric stresses that it cannot and does not support the letter co-signed by Eurelectric on 10 May 2022 regarding this issue. The role of financial institutions in the EU ETS market has proved [...]

The Polish Electricity Association's position on the recast of the Directive 2010/31/EU on the energy performance of buildings

Ensuring the right requirements for buildings is essential to meeting climate targets and reducing the European Union's dependence on fossil fuel imports. However, the Polish Committee for Electrical Energy (PKEE) draws attention to the provisions on efficient district heating systems set out in the draft amendments to the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) and to certain inconsistencies with other documents of the "Fit for 55" package. [...]

How to develop the heating sector to ensure better air quality?

Discussing the relationship between air quality and district heating systems and, in this context, outlining the changes proposed in the Energy Efficiency Directive was the main objective of a debate organised by Euractiv in cooperation with the Polish Electricity Association (PKEE). The meeting, attended by EU policy makers and representatives of Brussels associations, was held on 30 March 2022. Patryk Demski, Vice President [...]

In Brussels on the challenges to the ETS revision

Politico, with the support of the Polish Electricity Association (PKEE), organised an event on the revision of the directive on the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) . The meeting, which was attended by EU decision-makers and representatives of Brussels associations, took place on 28 March 2022. Paweł Cioch, Vice-President of the Management Board for Corporate Affairs of the PGE Group and a member of the PKEE Management Board, emphasised in his opening speech that [...]

Wojciech Dąbrowski, President of the Management Board of PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna, commented on the statement by the Vice-President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans

The statement by the President of the European Parliament, Frans Timmermans, that coal cannot be a taboo subject when Europe is trying to become independent from Russian gas, is a de facto confirmation of Poland's position on a just transition. EU climate policy should aim to achieve a fair and wise, and not a wild, energy transition. It should take into account the diversification and use of natural resources without the Russian sphere of influence. Poland from [...]

Polish Electricity Association’s position on the Instrat Foundation Report concerning Coal-fired Power Plant Margins on Wholesale Electricity Prices

The Instrat Foundation's report on the margins made by coal-fired power plants on wholesale electricity prices does not give a complete picture of the situation, which can be misleading and does not allow proper conclusions to be drawn. The wholesale price on the electricity market is set by the most expensive unit entering the power system. This is the market mechanism for price formation in the energy market. Margins shaped [...].

Energy poverty: how to reduce inequalities?

Discussing issues related to high energy prices for end users was the main objective of a debate organised by Euractiv in cooperation with the Polish Electricity Committee (PKEE). The meeting, attended by European Union officials and representatives of Brussels associations, took place on 8 December 2021. Paweł Cioch, Vice President for Corporate Affairs of the PGE Group and Member of the PKEE Governing Board, who [...]