The Sejm received a bill amending the Act on special solutions related to the prevention, prevention and eradication of COVID-19, other infectious diseases and crisis situations caused by them, and certain other acts, providing, inter alia, changes in the scope of the Act on renewable energy sources.

The procedural provisions introduce the possibility of extending the deadline for the auction participant’s obligation to sell electricity for the first time as part of the auction system and the maximum age of devices included in a given installation as a result of circumstances beyond the control of the Manufacturer, taking into account the situation of an epidemic threat, an epidemic condition or an emergency the spread of infection or an infectious disease that may pose a threat to public health, in particular the occurrence of a particularly dangerous or highly contagious disease referred to in the provisions on the prevention and combating of infections and infectious diseases in humans, including those caused by SARS-CoV infections 2.

A similar regulation has been proposed for manufacturers using feed-in tariff (FiT) and premium feed-in (FiP) systems.

The transitional provision provides for the possibility of extending the deadline for meeting the auction participant’s obligation to sell electricity for the first time under the auction system by producers whose bids have won the auction in previous years. Similarly, the transitional provision covers small and medium-sized Manufacturers using FiT and FiP systems.

Pursuant to final provisions, changes in the scope of the RES Act will come into force on the day following the day of announcing the Amendment Act.

The draft will probably be proceeded on March 27, i.e. on the second day of the plenary sitting of the Sejm. As promised by the government, the act is to come into force from the first of April this year.

According to current plans, the Senate Convention will meet tomorrow and decide on the date of the next plenary sitting of this chamber, which will probably take place at the beginning of next week.

Draft Act in Sejm