• New RES Sources Connection Rules
  • July 19, 2012
  • Law Firm: BSJP Brockhuis Jurczak Prusak Sp.k. - Warsaw Office
  • The second version of the new RES Act draft contains separate regulations regarding connection of renewable sources to the grid. One of the most important regulations concerns the priority of renewable energy facilities with regard to connection to the grid by a transmission or distribution network operator.
    According to the draft Act, an energy company involved in the transmission or distribution of electric energy will be obliged to give priority to the connection of renewable energy facilities over non-RES facilities, provided that technical and economic connection conditions are issued. A transmission company will be obliged to include in the connection conditions a schedule of work stages necessary to perform the connection. If a connection is not possible without modernising and extending the network, the operator should specify the period required for extension of the network and justify the duration thereof. If the conditions regarding the total connection power are not satisfied, the network operator may, upon consent of the entity being connected, issue connection conditions for a portion of the requested power. According to the draft RES Act, any matter not governed therein will be governed by the Energy Law Act, i.e. by regulations concerning all sources.