European climate policy is pushing for deep decarbonisation. Poland currently not only lacks a strategy for achieving this, it also remains the only member state not yet fully committed to reaching Net Zero by 2050. The dramatic transformation of the Polish power sector that will unfold over the coming decade requires an understanding of which investments are resilient in a Net Zero world.
In this webinar recording, we present highlights of the first detailed study of the impact of Net Zero on the Polish power sector, originally presented to our Polish subscriber group.
Besides the rapid buildout of renewable capacities, two key aspects will define the Net Zero world:
- Nuclear: Government rhetoric is increasingly focusing on the role of nuclear in Poland’s future energy mix, but an understanding is needed of how large baseload capacities can fit into a system dominated by intermittent renewables.
- Hydrogen: Industry, heating, and transport will decarbonise through a mixture of electrification and hydrogen, creating vastly increased power and hydrogen demand. Electrolysers will add flexibility and fundamentally alter the economics of renewables.
We have performed a detailed analysis of possible decarbonisation strategies and the risks and opportunities they present. In the webinar recording, we address several key questions, including:
- How can security of supply be ensured in a system dominated by intermittent renewables?
- How will the economics of renewables develop and how much subsidy support will be needed?
- How will hydrogen impact the economics of renewables, nuclear and dispatchable generation?
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