According to information provided by the Ministry of Climate on May 14, 2020, the Committee for European Affairs adopted the Polish Plan for the implementation of electricity market reforms. The document contains a number of reforms that will be implemented over the next few years. One of the key is the balancing market reform, the implementation of which has been divided into two stages.
The obligation to prepare the Implementation Plan for electricity market reforms results from art. 20 of EU Regulation 2019/943 on the internal electricity market. Poland, as a country applying a mechanism to ensure capacity adequacy in the form of a capacity market, was required to prepare an Implementation Plan and to forward it to the European Commission for its opinion. The EC published the draft Polish Implementation Plan and launched a public consultation of the document. After consultation, the EC issued an opinion in which it presented its recommendations.
Implementation Plan adopted on May 14 this year. takes into account the EC recommendations. The supplemented document contains a plan for electricity market reforms in five areas: balancing market, DSR, retail market, network expansion and cross-border connections, and allocation restrictions.
The document also takes into account the impact of the extraordinary situation related to the coronavirus pandemic and its negative consequences for the timely course of ongoing investments and ongoing reforms.