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“My Electricity” Program Effectiveness Supporting the Development of PV Installation in Poland

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Mineral and Energy Economy Research Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences, 31-261 Cracow, Poland
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Department of Energy and Fuels, AGH University of Science and Technology, 30-059 Cracow, Poland
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Energies 2021, 14(1), 231; https://doi.org/10.3390/en14010231
Received: 14 November 2020 / Revised: 28 December 2020 / Accepted: 30 December 2020 / Published: 4 January 2021
There are a lot of studies that show the legitimacy of subsidizing renewable energy; however, some mechanisms are defective, and there are problems with the appropriate allocation of funds. Therefore, this paper aims to look at the situation of allocating funds to photovoltaics (PV) micro-installations in Poland through the “My Electricity” program. The article presents the results of analyses aimed at identifying inequalities between provinces in the use of funds available under the “My Electricity” program and verifying whether these inequalities are getting worse and whether the intensity of support should not be territorially conditioned in terms of maximization an electricity production. As part of two editions of the “My Electricity” program (until 1 August 2020), over 64,000 PV micro-installations were created with an average power of approximately 5.7 kWp. The total installed PV capacity was 367.1 MWp (1st edition: 159.3 MWp, 2nd edition: 207.8 MWp). Financial resources (as a whole), in the second edition of “My Electricity” program, were distributed better than in the first edition. In the first edition, as much as 7.60% of funds were allocated inefficiently; in the second edition, it was only 3.88%. Allocation surpluses occur in provinces where the average disposable income is low and where there are a small number of households. There is a potential to introduce a territorial project selection criteria. The analysis shows that the criteria should promote provinces with higher disposable income and a larger number of households. View Full-Text
Keywords: photovoltaics; renewable energy sources; renewable energy; “My Electricity”; renewable energy policy; Poland; “Mój Prąd”; grant; renewable energy grants; renewable energy support photovoltaics; renewable energy sources; renewable energy; “My Electricity”; renewable energy policy; Poland; “Mój Prąd”; grant; renewable energy grants; renewable energy support
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Olczak, P.; Kryzia, D.; Matuszewska, D.; Kuta, M. “My Electricity” Program Effectiveness Supporting the Development of PV Installation in Poland. Energies 2021, 14, 231. https://doi.org/10.3390/en14010231

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Olczak P, Kryzia D, Matuszewska D, Kuta M. “My Electricity” Program Effectiveness Supporting the Development of PV Installation in Poland. Energies. 2021; 14(1):231. https://doi.org/10.3390/en14010231

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Olczak, Piotr, Dominik Kryzia, Dominika Matuszewska, and Marta Kuta. 2021. "“My Electricity” Program Effectiveness Supporting the Development of PV Installation in Poland" Energies 14, no. 1: 231. https://doi.org/10.3390/en14010231

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