Deputy Minister of Climate Ireneusz Zyska assured yesterday in the Sejm that by 2025 the power of renewable energy sources in Poland will increase to 28 GW. This would mean that renewable energy sources with a capacity of almost 10 GW will be launched within three years.

While discussing the current state of development of renewable energy sources in Poland in the Sejm, Deputy Minister of Climate and government plenipotentiary for renewable energy sources Ireneusz Zyska assured that in the next three years the power of renewable energy sources in our country will increase by almost 10 GW, reaching the level of 28 GW.

Zyska informed that achieving this level would be possible largely thanks to the implementation of projects for which the sale of energy was contracted in the last auctions. The deputy minister of climate indicated that in the last four years the sale of energy from projects with a capacity of 5 GW was contracted in auctions.

The amendment to the distance act is getting closer

The governmental plenipotentiary for RES assured that only in the case of onshore wind energy, the installed capacity will increase to 12 GW by 2025 (currently, the capacity of onshore wind farms in Poland is approximately 7.6 GW).

Zyska also assured that the works on the draft amendment to the distance act are nearing completion, which, since its entry into force in 2016, practically blocked the development of new onshore wind farm projects, for which investors had not obtained building permits until then.

As he assured, the government bill should be submitted to the Sejm in June. – We are working on a consensus to make the project acceptable to the society – said Deputy Minister Zyska, referring to the amendment to the distance act.

The governmental plenipotentiary for renewable energy sources assured that, in addition to generating sources, the government will support the construction of further pumped storage power plants, which will increase the potential for storing surplus electricity and using them in the national power system.

Support for these investments is to be provided by a team of government administration representatives and experts appointed by the prime minister.