‘My Wind Power Plant programme ‘ 2024

Subsidies for domestic wind turbines will be possible as early as 2024.  Those installing windmills will also be able to receive funding for energy storage.

Green wind Energy

Wind turbines, like solar panels, are becoming an increasingly popular way of producing green energy for homes. The increasing number of distributed renewable energy installations has a positive impact on air quality. With this in mind, the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management is planning to launch a programme in which those wishing to do so will be able to obtain support for the installation of small, household windmills.

The National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management has allocated as much as PLN 400 million for this purpose.

The ‘My Wind Power Plant’ programme is designed to support the construction of micro-power plants and energy storage facilities for residential homes. Thanks to the programme, more and more residents will be able to become producers of green electricity using a natural source such as wind.

Who will the programme be aimed at?

The initial draft of the programme indicates that individuals who are owners or co-owners of residential buildings will be able to apply for the subsidy.

Those who install their own micro wind power plant – i.e. purchase and install a wind turbine with appropriate equipment such as an inverter or energy storage – will receive free financial support in the form of a non-refundable grant.

Funding can be up to 50% of eligible costs.

Two investment variants are envisaged:

  • wind installation – subsidy of up to PLN 30 000 (up to PLN 5 000/1 kWh),
  • electricity storage – subsidy of up to PLN 17 000 (up to PLN 6 000/1 kWh).

Additional requirements

According to preliminary assumptions, a new wind power plant may not exceed a capacity of 20kW. If the power plant is purchased with accompanying energy storage, its capacity should be min. 2kWh.

In addition, the installation must not be taller than 30 m and its total capacity together with the connected energy storage facilities must be less than 50 kW.  Backyard installations can either supply their own household or produce electricity to be sold to the grid.

Start of programme

We do not yet know the exact date for the start of the call for applications for the ‘My Wind Power Plant’ programme. On 5 February 2024, the public consultation in which the draft programme was presented ended. Work on its regulations is still ongoing. However, it is now known that the programme is expected to run from 2024 to 2029.

Information source: www.gov.pl