Poland’s newest plans include over 50 GW of renewable power to be deployed by 2030. The updated NECP should reflect and include these new plans, striving for even more renewables being deployed.
– Poland set to reach 50GW RES in 2030.
– About 50% of energy produced from renewables by 2040.
– About 74% of RES power will be connected to the grid by 2040.
Despite the disbelief of politicians and energy sector representatives in renewables, the rising tide of private solar installations in 2023 showed that Poland can gain new renewable power fast and efficiently. It seems that this development has finally persuaded decision-makers to treat renewables as a serious, reliable source of energy: according to the newest energy system plans, the Polish government intends to reach at least 50 GW energy power in solar, wind and other renewable sources by 2030. Most of the additional power should probably be gained in solar – with over 8GW already in 2030, with a four-fold growth planned by 2040. Offshore wind should produce above 18 GW.
In addition, the Polish government eased the law regulating the distance between wind turbines and homes, to allow for the deployment of more onshore wind farms (20GW expected in 2030).
It looks that renewables have been finally accepted by politicians as a reliable source of energy for Poland, who start seeing them for what they are: a far better alternative to Russian coal, oil and gas (Poland had the biggest share of imports of those fuels from Russia until 2022).