Collaborative event held at Warsaw’s University of Life Sciences, organised by KAPE and IEN on behalf of EU Heroes.
The Conference has been realised within the range of activities planned under the EU-HEROES project as a national dissemination event, aimed at bringing together relevant stakeholder groups and discuss the results and findings of the project. The conference was addressed to a wide range of relevant stakeholders in Poland, representing: public administrators/decision makers, ministry of energy, municipalities, experts and technicians; distribution system operators, PV investors, research institutes and branch associations.
The conference was organised by The Polish National Energy Conservation Agency (KAPE) and Institute of Energetics (IEN) as a joint event of EU-HEROES and iDistributedPV projects in cooperation with Warsaw University of Life Sciences (SGGW).
The event was held on 5th of December 2019 at Faculty of Production Engineering – University of Life Sciences in Warsaw. The main aim of the conference entitled „PV systems in distribution networks – effective solutions for prosumers” was to present the results of the projects and discuss topics related to grid connection and grid impact of PV installations. Furthermore the event included part devoted to profitability of prosumer PV installations in Poland and currently available support schemes that stimulate it.
Undoubtedly PV is the fastest-growing RES technology in Poland, especially in micro scale. This current development is highly stimulated by dedicated support scheme for prosumers (net-metering scheme) and
a number of programmes giving an opportunity to receive investment support either in grant or loan formula. The high interest in PV installation being expressed by many stakeholders has been reflected in total installed capacity, which at the end of 2019 reached 1.2 GW (0.5 GW at the end of 2018) according to PSE – Polish Transmission System Operator. Despite the fact that that development of PV industry will continue to grow in the next years, still experience exchange, presentation of best practices cases and merit dialogue remain substantial and valuable. The conference met the right time of branch development and gathered high number of participants – 79. Such great audience was also caused by the fact that the event addressed wide spectre of practical topics:
- Administrative and technical issues regarding connection to the grid based on installer experience,
- Presentation of case studies including technical and financial performance utilising real data,
- Interference with the grid, related problems and solutions based on experience of DSO – Energa Operator,
- Support programmes and their impact on investment profitability.
All the presentation concerning above mentioned topics were considered very interesting and highly valuable. The presence of many speakers and simultaneously actors from the field (e.g. DSO, PV supplier, financial & scientific institution), provided with mass of first-hand information, what found appreciation by the stakeholders.