Work on changes in photovoltaics has been completed in the parliament. The new regulations are to enter into force in 2022. As a result of the changes, the impetus for the development of prosumer photovoltaics in Poland will drop by half – writes Monday’s Rzeczpospolita.
As Rzeczpospolita writes, the good times for everyone willing to invest in photovoltaics (PV) are coming to an end. “According to the experts of the Institute for Renewable Energy, if 2 GW of micro-installations has been added to the power system this year, this result will drop to 1 GW next year. The Polish PV Association for the Photovoltaic Industry goes even further, announcing that in 2022 we will see a decline the number of new installations by 70 percent. ” – we read.
According to the daily, this will be the effect of the settlement system adopted by the Seym for owners of such installations. “Whoever makes it by April 1, 2022, will be able to use the existing facilities for home investments for the next 15 years. Marauders will collide with a new, less favorable and more complicated to ‘operate’, billing system and shrinking surcharges” – informs “Republic”.
Photovoltaics in Poland
Paradoxically – as the daily explains – the brake on the prosumer energy sector is the result of a harvest defeat. “For the last two years, home PV installations have been the fastest growing source of energy. Thanks to subsidies, Poles have reached for savings, quickly increasing the share of renewable energy in energy production in Poland. As a result, the government could boast of a rapid march towards the targets for the use of renewable energy set by the EU. – from 350 MW of power on the roofs we reached 4.5 GW of real power in three years. Moreover, home PV installations allowed to eliminate the risk of interruptions in supplies in the summer “- writes the newspaper.
The changes will not discourage everyone. “Despite the new solutions, the prosumer will still be in a more favorable position than the consumer relying only on electricity from the socket. Savings may reach 50-60% of the bills. Some amenities will, however, be maintained, and the installation will have to be precisely matched to the needs of one’s own home, as long as it is not produced. more than you use up yourself, writes Rzeczpospolita.
A prosumer is a person who generates electricity from renewable energy sources for his own needs using micro-installations, and at the same time can store it and transfer the surplus to the power grid.
Changes in photovoltaics in 2022
The Sejm on Thursday rejected the Senate resolutionrejecting the entire amendment to the RES Act. This means that the new regulations will be sent to the desk of President Andrzej Duda.
In the event of its entry into force, the act will introduce a new billing system for prosumers – net billing, according to which prosumers are to sell surplus energy introduced into the grid at a certain price, and will pay for the energy consumed like other consumers. Net billing is to apply from April 1, 2022.
Net billing regulations stipulate that prosumers are to sell surplus energy fed into the grid, and they will pay for the consumed energy just like other consumers. They are also to pay distribution fees, with 15 percent. discount on distribution variable charges for energy fed into the grid and stored there by persons and entities that are not entrepreneurs.
Settlement in the net billing system will take place within 12 months. The prosumer is to have a deposit at his disposal – a register of funds kept on a monthly basis and he could use it to pay for the consumed energy. The energy value will be deposited in the deposit, so far it would be calculated according to the average monthly price. The prosumer will not pay VAT or PIT on the energy fed into the grid. However, when drawing energy from the grid, it will partially pay distribution fees, RES and cogeneration fees, as well as excise duty and VAT.
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