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New Financial Support for Biogas in Poland [expanded version]

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Randy M. Mott JD, vice president Polish Biogas Association, President of Central and Eastern Europe Renewable Energy Solutions (CEERES)[1]
     The European Commission finally approved the new amendment and total Polish RES support package.SA.43697 Polish support scheme for RES and relief for energy-intensive users (December 13, 2017).The decision frees the way for new auctions in 2018 and likely running into 2021 and maybe beyond.
     The Energy Regulatory Agency has announced a new agricultural biogas[2] auction reference price of 570 PLN/MWh which is the highest yet proposed in Poland.
     From the "High Voltage" newsletter in Poland: 
"The most, nearly 18 billion zlotys, or almost half of the entire budget approved by Brussels, may be absorbed by - planned by the government - increase in production in biogas installations from the current 1 TWh per year to 4 TWh in 2020. At the same time, achieving this goal in such a short time seems to be impossible, but most lik…

Biogas in Poland Gets Huge Boost

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The European Commission finally approved the new amendment and total Polish RES support package.SA.43697 Polish support scheme for RES and relief for energy-intensive users (December 13, 2017). The decision frees the way for new auctions in 2018 and likely running into 2021 and maybe beyond.

The Energy Regulatory Agency has announced a new agricultural biogas auction reference price of 570 PLN/MWHr which is the highest yet proposed in Poland.

From the "High Voltage" newsletter in Poland: 

"The most, nearly 18 billion zlotys, or almost half of the entire budget approved by Brussels, may be absorbed by - planned by the government - increase in production in biogas installations from the current 1 TWh per year to 4 TWh in 2020. At the same time, achieving this goal in such a short time seems to be impossible, but most likely by 2020 the government will at least contract a comparable volume in installations that will be built at the beginning of the next decade."

The one r…

Energy Storage Costs Will be Bankable by 2020

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From a recent study:

"Relying on arbitrage or peak-shaving alone does not make for a convincing business case.
Pressure from government regulations may also have an effect on the numbers. Official targets to increase energy storage capacity, such as those announced just this month in New York, put pressure on even more utilities to develop their own energy storage solutions. We still have to wait for technology costs to fall enough to make energy storage projects bankable on their own. Current estimates think battery energy storage technology could be competitive as early as 2020. Until we reach that point, developers must continue finding innovative ways to combine energy storage with other applications or seek out value stacking opportunities to better make their business case."
Much if the issue revolves around where the income for energy storage comes from. The case of doing energy storage is strong right now, but most regulatory schemes do not provide sufficient economic i…