Last updated on: 2018-11-21

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21.11.2018

ZE PAK SA statement on the establishment and approval of XVI Tariff for heat

ZE PAK SA is aware of the problem of an increase in heat prices, however, the current price is a resultant of costs that ZE PAK SA must bear due to heat production based on biofuel, that is biomass.

In order to reach the current standards and solutions on the power market, Zespół Elektrowni Pątnów-Adamów-Konin S.A. (ZE PAK SA) tries to limit its emissions in the scope of energy production. For this purpose, caring for the natural environment, and following a pro-ecological policy, it modernised the biomass boiler, adjusting it to the heat generation for the city of Konin originating from biofuel, namely biomass. Since the moment of the investment completion, the city has been supplied with ecological heat, the so-called green energy.

               

On 25 May 2018, Zespół Elektrowni Pątnów – Adamów – Konin SA (ZE PAK SA) applied to the President of the Energy Regulatory Office (ERO) for establishment and approval, on the basis of the documentation presented by the Company, of XVI heat tariff. It should be clarified that the President of the Energy Regulatory Office is the only body that determines the heat tariff price for a given energy producer. ERO, based on the documents justifying the costs of energy production, in this case the heat costs, ultimately establishes and approves the heat tariff.

The President of the Energy Regulatory Office, whose task is to balance the interests of both heat producers and its consumers, analysed our Company’s tariff request, without looking for any additional, unnecessary costs apart from those resulting from the fuel change.

 

Zespół Elektrowni Pątnów – Adamów – Konin SA would like to declare that the procedure on the XVI Tariff for heat establishment and approval was conducted pursuant to the relevant provisions of the law, also in accordance with the applicable Heat Sale Contract of 1 January 2005 concluded between ZE PAK SA and Miejskie Przedsiębiorstwo Energetyki Cieplnej [Municipal Heat Supply Company] in Konin. The procedure of the President of the Energy Regulatory Office in relation to ZE PAK SA was completed on 5 November 2018 with a decision that approves the new tariff and confirms that it was issued in accordance with the principles of the Energy Law act, and also according to the provisions of the regulation of the Minister of Energy of 22 September 2017 on the rules of determination and computation of tariffs and heat supply settlements.

 

It is also worth noting that the higher heat prices also apply to other cities, and rational management of costs in ZE PAK SA allowed for maintaining the new tariff rates for heat at a lower level than in most cities in Poland.

 

The heat prices for 2017, according to the study on the Energy Regulatory Office website, are presented below:

 

Table. Heat prices from sources in 2017.

 

Detailed list

Prices of heat from sources

in total

from sources generating heat in cogeneration

from sources generating heat without cogeneration

[zł/GJ]

Poland

37.86

36.18

41.80

Lower Silesia   Province

39.19

37.93

43.97

Kuyavian-Pomeranian   Province

41.67

41.62

41.74

Lublin Province

35.97

35.54

36.67

Lubusz Province

42.98

41.83

50.25

Łódź Province

38.10

37.28

40.51

Małopolska Province

35.17

33.49

40.66

Masovia Province

33.59

31.49

46.49

Opole Province

42.37

37.50

44.45

Podkarpackie   Province

41.64

41.07

42.40

Podlasie Province

41.71

35.66

46.34

Pomerania Province

39.58

38.72

42.32

Silesia Province

41.07

39.80

43.92

Świętokrzyskie   Province

34.84

30.85

40.01

Warmia-Masuria   Province

38.02

37.87

38.11

Wielkopolska   Province

37.70

38.00

37.14

West Pomerania   Province

40.29

42.33

39.43

 

Table. Prices of heat generated from various fuel types

Detailed list

Heat prices

Dynamics

2002

2016

2017

2017/2002

2017/2016

[PLN/GJ]

[%]

Average price of heat generation

22.98

38.27

37.86

164.8

98.9

Hard coal

22.53

37.43

37.06

164.5

99.0

Lignite

16.26

26.58

26.34

162.0

99.1

Light fuel oil

43.98

77.25

63.70

144.8

82.5

Heavy fuel oil

22.31

39.55

34.54

154.8

87.3

Methane-rich   natural gas

32.72

53.27

50.56

154.5

94.9

Nitrogen-rich   natural gas

30.80

40.59

41.86

135.9

103.1

Biomass

26.87

41.40

41.21

153.4

99.5

Other renewable   energy sources

36.75

34.49

X

93.9

Other fuels

21.45

37.45

37.44

174.5

100.0

 

 

Source: https://www.ure.gov.pl/pl/rynki-energii/cieplo/energetyka-cieplna-w-l/7662,2017.html

 

 

ZE PAK SA Press Office