On 29 August 2019, an amendment to the Act on Renewable Energy Sources and certain other acts, which introduces the Prosument-Package, came into force.
The Prosument-Package is a result of the work of the Inter-ministerial Team for Facilitation of Investments in Prosument-related RES, chaired by the head of the Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Technology, Jadwiga Emilewicz. It is the first part of the changes prepared by this team. The plans include further facilitations aimed at the development of civic energy, dissemination of investments in RES and increasing the share of prosumers RES in Poland’s energy balance.
The so-called Prosument-Package provides, among others, for
- Introduce a new definition of „renewable energy prosuments” and extend it to entrepreneurs for whom power generation is not the predominant business activity. The Prosumers will be able to generate electricity in a microinstallation (power up to 50kW),
- Including the prosumers defined in this way in the system of discounts. This will give them the opportunity to generate electricity for their own needs. The surpluses will be able to „store” in the electricity network of energy operators and then collect them to meet their energy needs,
- Settlement of energy in longer billing cycles, which will enable the use of energy produced by the company in periods of lower production, which does not meet the needs of entrepreneurs.