Prospects for the development of prosumer energy in Poland


  • Magdalena Zajączkowska Cracow University of Economics



prosumer, energy sources, renewable sources of energy, climate and energy policies


Renewable energy will play a key role in the transition towards a competitive, secure and sustainable energy system. In 2014 the European Commission proposed an objective to increase the share of renewable energy to at least 27% of the EU's energy consumption by 2030. The European Council endorsed this target which is binding at EU level.
The Renewable Energy Directive (Directive 2009/28/EC of the European Par-liament and of the Council of 23 April 2009 on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources and amending and subsequently repealing Directives 2001/77/EC and 2003/30/EC) was implemented in Poland on 20 February 2015 by the new renewable energy sources act.
The objective of this article is to analyse the current state of the Polish energy sector related to the prosumer energy industry. It also describes the future poten-tial for the development of prosumer energy in Poland. The analysis was conduct-ed in the light of the new EU climate and energy initiatives.


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Zajączkowska, M. (2016). Prospects for the development of prosumer energy in Poland. Oeconomia Copernicana, 7(3), 439–449.