Draft Regulation on the maximum volume of electric energy to be purchased in the auction in 2016 have been published

We would like to inform you that the following drafts of the key regulations have been made publicly available:

  • the Council of Ministers’ draft regulation on the maximum volume and value of electric energy from renewable energy sources (“RES”) to be purchased in the auction in 2016 (“Draft Regulation on auction 2016”), and
  • the Minister of Economy’s draft regulation on the volume and value of electric energy produced at RES installations with a capacity not exceeding 1MW to be purchased in the auction in 2016 (“Draft Regulation on small installations”).

Below, please find summary on the maximum volume and value of the electric energy to be purchased on auction in 2016 according to the published draft regulations (please note that they can be changed).

Total volume to be purchased on auction 2016 in RES installations:

The total volume and value of the electric energy to be purchased in the auction in 2016 under the Draft Regulation on auction 2016 are as follows:

Existing RES installations

New RES installations

           

 

commissioned before 1 January 2016 which opted into a new auction system

modernised after 1 January 2016

commissioned after 1 January 2016

modernised after 1 January 2016

Maximum volume
of the electric
energy to be
purchased in the
auction in 2016

4,579,491.00 MWh

 

The above volume includes 2,289,745.00 MWh which might be produced at RES installations exploiting less than 4000 MWh/MW/year of their installed electric power

0 MWh

50,449,950.00 MWh

 

The above volume includes 30,907,350.00 MWh which might be produced at RES installations exploiting less than 4000 MWh/MW/year of their installed electric power

0 MWh

Maximum value
of the electric energy
to be purchased in
the auction in 2016

PLN 1,774,694,319.00

PLN 0

PLN 18,201,331,716.00

0 PLN

2 Draft Regulation on small installations regarding RES installations with a capacity not exceeding 1 MW provides that:

  • maximum volume of the electric energy produced at RES installations with a capacity not exceeding 1 MW to be purchased in the auction in 2016 equals 12,612,488.00 MWh;
  • maximum value of the electric energy produced at RES installations with a capacity not exceeding 1 MW to be purchased in the auction in 2016 equals PLN 5,927,933,456.00.

Note: According to Article 73 section 6 of the Act on RES, not less than 25 per cent of the electricity generated in the new RES installations and sold through auction should be generated by small installations below 1 MW.

The Draft Regulation on small installations will come into force on 15 June 2015.

Should you have any questions or would like to obtain more information, please contact us or any of your other contacts at Linklaters.