With upscale in renewables, Poland still stands a chance to meet 2020 target

Published: 19/04/2017

Poland still stands a chance to meet the 2020 target. However, additional and quick actions are needed. These actions will stimulate more renewable energy sources (RES) use in the power, heating and cooling, and transport sectors, says the report on “2020 Renewable Energy Target Realisation Forecast for Poland”, prepared by Ecofys, a Navigant company, and the Technical University of Vienna.

The analysis proved that there are at least three scenarios to meet the 2020 RES target in Poland. The three scenarios the experts propose build on the existing regulatory framework. To meet the target, more auctions and higher auctions volumes are needed, bringing a variety of new power generation sources: ca. 6000-7000 GWh new wind power, 3000-4000 GWh biomass, min. 1 000 GWh PV, 350-440 GWh biogas and 300-500 GWh other RES.

Depending on the energy demand, with no additional measures, Poland can reach 10-13,8% RES share by 2020. To meet the target of 15%, Poland should take additional measures as indicated in the report.

The study is available at
Find the key findings summarised by Izabela Kielichowska, Managing Consultant at Ecofys, a Navigant company.