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Guidelines for RES installations

Published by Łukasz Zieliński

The use of renewable energy sources (RES) in dispersed microenergy is one of the priority directions of activities in the field of the sustainable development of the Malopolska Region, especially in the aspect of improving air quality.

One of the most effective tools to fight for clean air is to increase the use of energy from renewable sources. Co-financing renewable energy installations is possible under the Regional Operational Program of the Malopolska Region for the years 2014-2020.

Measure 4.1 – Increased use of renewable energy sources

8 projects were selected to be granted funding from the ROP MR 2014-2020, for which the total support amounted to PLN 192,477,149.29. Projects involving the construction, expansion and reconstruction of infrastructure are subsidized. As a result, the activities are aimed at increasing the production of electricity and / or heat from RES.

Under Sub-measure 4.1.1 – Development of infrastructure for the production of energy from renewable sources, more than 40,000 RES installations will be created in the Malopolska Region at the end of the project, including:

  • 20,769 installations (with a total capacity of 60.77 MWt) generating thermal energy from RES,
  • 19,913 installations (with a total capacity of 42.52 MWe) producing electricity from RES.

Basic guidelines for determining technical and operational requirements for RES installations

In connection with the planned calls for the selection of contractors for renewable energy installations, there was a need to develop universal requirements for technical specifications of devices.

In order to meet the expectations of the Leaders of the projects selected to be granted co-financing, the Marshal’s Office of the Malopolska Region has developed Basic guidelines for defining technical and operational requirements for RES installations (heat pumps, solar collectors, photovoltaic panels, biomass boilers).

The guidelines have been developed by specialists from the “Miękinia” Center of Sustainable Development and Energy Conservation in cooperation with the Polish Heat Pump Development and Technology (PORT PC), the Photovoltaic Industry Association and GLOBEnergia.

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The elaboration is intended to standardize the entries that should appear in the descriptions of subjects contracts with resect to technical specifications of devices.

Therefore, all requirements were described in accordance with the principle of equality, fair competition and transparency of the public procurement procedure.

Regarding the planned RES installations, regardless of the types of them, it is important to properly carry out the design and preparation phase, that would allow proper determination of energy demand, selection of appropriate technology and power of the devices used. The exact description of the expected parameters and operating conditions of the installation as well as the demand for energy, allows for a selection enabling an effective use of the energy obtained from renewable sources.

Therefore, the developed study was divided into three parts:

  • in the first one – the characteristics of each of the renewable energy technologies are discussed, i.e. heat pumps, solar collectors, photovoltaic panels and biomass boilers are presented;
  • the second – sets out the requirements for the technical specifications of devices and typical errors in technical specifications;
  • the third – sample technical specifications for all RES branches were also prepared.

The full version of the study can be downloaded in the attachment below.

The study was developed as part of the “Implementation of Air Quality Plan for Małopolska Region – Malopolska in a Healthy Atmosphere” LIFE integrated project.