No producer submitted a bid for a bonus for combined heat and power (CHP) production, the Energy Regulatory Office (URE) reported. There was almost PLN 4 billion of support to be allocated.
The recruitment, which lasted from 1 to 3 September this year, was intended for new and significantly modernized cogeneration units with an installed electrical capacity of not less than 50 MW.
The President of the Energy Regulatory Office, Rafał Gawin, notes that the cogeneration support mechanism is not complicated for experienced heating engineers, therefore he sees the reasons for the lack of interest in recruitment, the subject of which was a total of 36 TWh of electricity, in the market situation and in the competition of two forms of support provided for high-efficiency cogeneration: in the market mechanism power and support in the form of recruitment.
However, the President of the Energy Regulatory Office ensures that, in accordance with the latest amendment to the Act on the Promotion of Electricity from High-Efficiency Cogeneration, the value of the unused premium and the volume of energy intended for sale under the September recruitment will not be lost and will be included in the next recruitment, which will be announced by the Energy Regulatory Authority later this year.