In 2022, micro-installations injected almost 5.8 TWh of energy into the distribution grid, 109 % more than in 2021, announced the Energy Regulatory Office (URE) in a report published on Monday. The ERO’s data shows that more than 2.7 TWh of energy from micro-installations was fed into the grid in 2021.
As reported by the ERO, at the end of 2022, there were more than 1.2 million micro-installations connected to the electricity grid, with a total installed capacity of more than 9.3 GW, 99 % of which were photovoltaic installations. The report indicates that in 2019, the installed capacity of renewable energy source (RES) micro-installations exceeded 1 GW. Since then, i.e. in the last four years, installed capacity has increased ninefold to 9.3 GW.
“The data presented in our latest report clearly indicate that energy generation from green micro-sources has been growing at an enormous rate for several years. The importance of this type of distributed generation in our country will become increasingly important, especially in the context of the energy transition and the construction of a new energy market architecture in which local generation and consumption is desirable. However, the introduction of such micro-installation capacity into the electricity system requires urgent adaptation of the grid infrastructure”, said URE president Rafał Gawin.
URE reminds that micro and small RES installations enjoy preferences related to easier formalities (e.g. easier connection to the grid, no need to obtain a licence; exemption of small installations from the costs of trade balancing and special support mechanisms for the sale of energy (a seller appointed in a given area, the so-called obliged seller, is obliged to buy energy from such a producer).