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ENERGY DISTRIBUTION AND ENERGY SYSTEMS INTEGRATION

ENERGY DISTRIBUTION AND ENERGY SYSTEMS INTEGRATION


Energy distribution and energy systems integration are topics that are often overlooked in discussions about
energy in Poland. Currently, energy in Poland is mainly distributed centrally, but is this the
the most efficient and cheapest way? Does the current energy network need to be modernised? What conditions for
of grid energy are relevant? Experts tried to find answers to these questions during a discussion
led by Rafał Zasuń, editor of wysokienapiecie.pl. Participants in the discussion included
Wojciech Myślecki – Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Ekoenergetyka, Wojciech Tabiś – Director of the Office of PTPiREE,
Dawid Zieliński – President of the Management Board of Columbus Energy and Waldemar Kuśmierz – Director of the Department of Network Development and
Grid Development and Modernization Department of PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna.
Difficulties in energy distribution
The Polish energy system faces many challenges that make energy distribution difficult. A major
difficulty is space development, environmental reports and bureaucratic procedures, which are
long and complicated. The investment process is unstable and changing legislation makes it difficult to
business in the industry. It is for this reason that the Efficient Transformation Charter can be helpful. As
Dawid Zieliński, CEO of Columbus Energy, noted: ‘Distribution networks are the narrowest throat of the
energy transformation. We talk about hydrogen, wind farms, etc., and we don’t talk about distribution networks
distribution networks – and yet most distributed sources need to be connected to them.”
Funding
Another problem is financing, which is a very hot topic. On the one hand, the energy distribution system in
of energy distribution in Poland needs to be modernised, as it has to adapt to the changing situation in
in Europe, and on the other hand, it is difficult to find sources of funding. We are in a period connected with the war in
Ukraine and with the processes of moving away from hydrocarbon fuels and towards renewable energy sources. If these
phenomena are applied to the transmission networks, we will encounter problems. As Waldemar Kuśmierz, director of the
of the Grid Development and Modernization Department of PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna: “The Efficient Transformation Charter
showed the investment gap. Distribution networks are the narrowest throat of the energy transition. We are talking about
hydrogen, wind farms, etc., and we don’t talk about distribution networks – yet most
distributed sources must be connected to them. It is therefore difficult for me to answer by how much the tariff should be
increased tariff in order for our consumers to finance the energy transition in terms of extending the energy grid
energy. Tauron has calculated an OCC of 8.5%, and the tariff should increase by around 7%. In my opinion, these calculations
are not accurate”.
Integration of energy systems
Another important topic is the integration of energy systems, especially in the context of the European market
European market. On the one hand, this integration aims to increase security of supply, by
creating a common cross-border infrastructure and strengthening international cooperation. On the other
the other hand, it also aims to increase energy efficiency and the competitiveness of the energy market in Europe
Europe.
Integration of energy markets is extremely important for security of supply and increased
competitiveness of the market. Poland, as a central country in Europe, plays a key role here. It is important,
that we develop our connections with our neighbours and support market integration in Europe. This will enable us to
be able to reduce energy costs for our customers and improve the quality of supply – said Wojciech Tabiś,
Director of the Office of PTPiREE.
Wojciech Myślecki, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Ekoenergetyka, noted that the integration of energy markets
is also an opportunity for the development of new technologies and innovative solutions in the field of
energy sector.
The integration of energy systems is not only a question of energy supply, but also of new technologies and
innovative solutions. International cooperation allows for the exchange of experience and transfer of knowledge

between countries. This allows us to develop new technologies and improve the energy efficiency of
of our systems,” explained Wojciech Myślecki.
Energy distribution and the integration of energy systems are two key topics that still require
attention and action on the part of the energy industry in Poland. In the case of energy distribution, it is important not only to
modernisation of the existing infrastructure, but also the creation of new solutions that will foster the
development of distributed generation and renewable sources. On the other hand, the integration of energy markets is an
a chance to increase security of supply, improve energy efficiency and develop new technologies in the field of energy.
technologies in the field of energy.

Two days filled with meetings, more than thirty debates, round-table discussions, motivating power speeches, dozens of Polish and foreign experts – this is how the largest environmental event in Central and Eastern Europe – the TOGETAIR 2023 International Climate Summit – is presented. The event takes place at the University of Warsaw Library on 20-21 April.  TOGETAIR 2023 has received prestigious patronage from Polish and foreign institutions, including the President of the European Parliament, Roberta Metsola, and the Prime Minister, Mateusz Morawiecki.

The full agenda of the event including panellists is available at: https://togetair.eu/agenda/

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Two days filled with meetings, more than thirty debates, round-table discussions, motivating power speeches, dozens of Polish and foreign experts – this is how the largest environmental event in Central and Eastern Europe – the TOGETAIR 2023 International Climate Summit – is presented. The event takes place at the University of Warsaw Library on 20-21 April.  TOGETAIR 2023 has received prestigious patronage from Polish and foreign institutions, including the President of the European Parliament, Roberta Metsola, and the Prime Minister, Mateusz Morawiecki.

The full agenda of the event including panellists is available at: https://togetair.eu/agenda/

Follow and watch TOGETAIR 2023: Facebook Instagram Twitter LinkedIn YouTube Money.co.uk

Media contact: media@a-smiejatogetair-eu

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PARTNER STRATEGICZNY: PKN ORLEN PARTNER GŁÓWNY: Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego, 3W
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PARTNER ENERGETYCZNY: Tauron
PATRONATY INSTYTUCJI EUROPEJSKICH: Komisja Europejska przedstawicielstwo w Polsce, Roberta Metsola, przewodnicząca Parlamentu Europejskiego.
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HONOROWY PATRONAT: Prezes Rady Ministrów Mateusz Morawiecki
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