ABOUT ENERGY CLUSTERS
An "energy cluster" is defined as a civil law agreement between natural persons, corporate bodies, research-and-development units or self-government units regarding the generation, balance of demand for, distribution and trading in energy from RES or other energy sources in an electricity distribution system and one powiat or five municipalities.
The Renewable Energy Sources Act “RES Act” (February 2015) introduced an energy auction system which, along with the green certificates system that has been in force for many years, expands support for the production of energy from renewable sources in Poland. In July 2016, amendments to the RES Act were adopted. These amendments provide a practical framework for the implementation of activities associated with the production of energy from renewable sources at the municipal level. The “Energy Cluster” is a key component of this framework and is designed to ensure the delivery of RES Act targets to Poland.
Over several years, Polski Solar Holding has implemented a unique gmina partnership strategy within the provinces of Lower Silesia and Opole. With the newly enacted amendments to the RES Act now in effect, this gmina partnership strategy is expanding to include other local gminas to form energy clusters. These energy clusters are entitled to participate in separate energy auctions and have access to additional government support subsidies.