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Will the wind save our wallets? act in the summer

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The analysis clearly shows that if there were even more onshore wind power, our electricity bills would be lower than they are today. A law that creates incentives to increase the number of wind farms in Poland could come into force next summer.

Rzeczpospolita discovered an analysis prepared by the Polish Wind Energy Association (PWEA) and the Jagiellonian Institute (IJ). She points out that if there were even more onshore wind power, our electricity bills would be slightly lower than they are today.

If not for the wind, energy prices would be 40 percent higher.

The data cited by the newspaper show that if it were not for the wind, in 2021 the average annual cost of energy in the day-ahead market would be 40% higher. Data from Towarowa Giełda Energii shows that last year the average day-ahead price of energy on the market was PLN 398/MWh, with an installed capacity of onshore wind farms in Poland of 7 GW (data as of the end of 2021). The experts emphasize that, depending on the adopted power level, modeling the impact of onshore wind energy on the level of energy prices in the market shows that if wind energy in 2021 will be higher by about PLN 163 / MWh. In the opposite scenario, assuming a doubling of the wind capacity in the system to 14 GW last year, the simulated average annual price of energy in the spot market would be, according to analysts, lower by about PLN 57/MWh. add analytics. Thus, the wholesale price of energy could be lower, assuming this assumption, by about 14 percent.

Analysts’ calculations show that lower wholesale prices could have a real impact on lowering electricity bills for households and industry. The estimated impact on energy consumption costs in a statistical household, assuming no wind power, would be approximately PLN 314 more per year. Assuming 14 GW of wind power, electricity could be cheaper by around PLN 110 per year.

Play again in the summer?

PWEA President Janusz Gayowiecki emphasizes that the government should implement solutions that accelerate the implementation of investments in renewable energy sources, which, in principle, reduce the price of energy in the wholesale market. – Without Law 10H, which will open access to the development of onshore wind farms, we will not be able to help the Poles to reduce their energy bills, – says the president of PWEA.

The act mentioned by the head of the PWEA (called the distance act) aims to liberalize the 10H rule (according to this principle, a distance of at least ten times the height of the wind farm must be maintained between an onshore wind farm and residential buildings). , which in practice prevents the construction of new wind farms on land), which in turn should create incentives to increase the number of wind farms in Poland, is to be adopted by the government at the end of this month and is to be decided by the Sejm in June, it will enter into strength during the summer holidays.

Collected: Radoslav Sventsky
Source: Rzeczpospolita, Cire.pl

Source: Wprost

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