On 14 July 2018, the amendment to the act on renewable energy sources and certain other acts came into force.
The Amendment includes a number of significant changes which, in particular, are intended to enable to conduct the first ever regular auction of sale of energy after coming into effect of the provisions of the Renewable Energy Sources Act, which will cover RES installations with connection capacity exceeding 1 MV. In this respect, the amendment to the RES Act removes the implemented in 2016 defective regulations and norms questioned by the European Commission allowing for combining investment and operational state aid.
The Amendment introduces as well changes to the Act on wind energy investments and to the Construction Law Act, which significantly liberalize the provisions regarding the construction and taxation of wind farms introduced under the Act on wind energy investments, which gives hope for the further development of wind farm investments in Poland in the near future.
BSJP's Dominik Sołtysiak summarizes the most significant changes to the RES Act - please see the attached file.