Poland

Beneficiaries: 27

Bydgoszcz

 
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The investment entails constructing 10 photovoltaic farms in the City of Bydgoszcz, along with a demonstration installation for hydrogen hydrolysis to produce "green hydrogen" as an affordable energy carrier for public transport. The project will be implemented on areas owned or managed by the city or municipal companies. The implementation will occur in different phases. The preparation phase involves technical specifications, environmental assessments, administrative procedures, financing arrangements, permits, tendering, audits, and legal formalities. In the execution phase, detailed designs, environmental impact assessment (EIA) reports, connection conditions, and project management will be carried out. Finally, the acceptance and settlement phase will include the installation of photovoltaic systems, hydrogen hydrolysis facilities, expansion of the heating network, energy storage, and the establishment of a hydrogen-powered public transport system, including a bus charging station and the procurement of 16 buses. From a legal perspective, the investment requires building conditions, decisions on environmental conditions, power connection agreements, and building permits.

 

Bytom

 
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These investments are aimed at achieving multiple objectives. Firstly, the transformation of the Radzionków district heating system involves implementing renewable energy sources for heat production. This includes utilizing a hybrid RES installation with a capacity of 2.5 MWt for DHW, capable of generating 8,326 MWh/year of heat energy. Additionally, a 5.5 MWt and 2.5 MWe ITPO plant will be constructed, using alternative fuel such as RDF and dried digestate from a sewage treatment plant. This plant will facilitate high-efficiency cogeneration, producing 131,064 GJ of heat and 13,356 MWh of electricity annually. Secondly, efforts will focus on building energy independence for the BPK company. This involves increasing biogas production from wastewater treatment by 900,000 m3/year through the construction of a second Closed Fermentation Cell. Lastly, a hydrogen production facility will be constructed, featuring an alkaline electrolyser with a capacity of 1 MW. This facility will produce 172,000 kg of hydrogen per year and will be accompanied by a hydrogen refuelling station to support clean urban transport initiatives.

Czechowice-Dziedzice

 
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The investment project encompasses the establishment of a 0.878 MW PV photovoltaic farm and a PVT photovoltaic farm with a substantial capacity of 4.751 MWe / 1.1 MWt. Additional photovoltaic installations will be implemented on public facilities, collectively generating a total capacity of 161.553 kW. In parallel, the project involves the construction of an ecological heating plant powered by geothermal energy, specifically designed to provide heat to a new estate of multi-family buildings. The thermal modernization of 8 municipal and public utility buildings is also part of the initiative. Further advancements include the establishment of an energy complex situated at a wastewater treatment plant. This complex integrates a biogas production system, a heat pump utilizing heat from wastewater, a biomass boiler plant, a gas-oil boiler plant, a heat accumulator, and a section of the district heating network. As a pivotal aspect of the project, the district heating network undergoes modernization through the replacement of the existing overhead and ducted network with a new pre-insulated technology-based network.

 

Dobczyce

 
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Objectives of the project include enhancing energy efficiency in both public and private buildings within the participating communes of the Renewable Energy Cluster “Turystyczna Podkowa” (REC), promoting the use of renewable energy sources among public entities and residents, reducing emissions of air pollutants and greenhouse gases, improving accessibility for people with special needs in public utility facilities, and advancing renewable power engineering. Additionally, the project aims to rationalize energy consumption and advocate for energy-saving solutions. Key activities involve modernizing street lighting, constructing an energy-positive building for the Dobczyce City Hall along with a Renewable Energy Centre, installing renewable energy sources in residential and public buildings, establishing a new photovoltaic power plant, and forming an energy community with intelligent energy management systems. The main beneficiaries of the project include the participating communes, residents, entrepreneurs, and tourists.

 

Gorzów Wielkopolski

 
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The project encompasses various components across public utility buildings, residential complexes, sustainable urban transport, and innovative infrastructure in the city of Gorzów Wielkopolski. These include installing photovoltaics and LED lighting, modernizing hot utility water boiler rooms, enhancing boiler and central heating installations to reduce electricity consumption, thermal modernization of residential buildings, implementing sustainable urban transport systems, and establishing a thermal waste disposal plant to transform waste into thermal energy. The investment aims to improve air quality, reduce CO2 emissions, decrease heat and electricity consumption, and lower heat demand, thereby promoting sustainable and integrated development in Gorzów Wielkopolski with a focus on environmental protection. The primary beneficiaries of the project are the city's inhabitants.

 

Krosno

 
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The primary objective of the project is to transition Krosno to climate neutrality using low-carbon footprint resources. The goal is to construct a self-sufficient and flexible energy system for Krosno. Investments will focus on thermomodernization of public utility buildings, multi-family, and single-family dwellings, alongside the implementation of smart metering. The project will incorporate smart and dynamic management of electricity production and demand fluctuations. Social participation will be encouraged by engaging local prosumers, including energy cooperatives. Additionally, the project will involve the management and planning of microgeneration and microgrids, utilizing renewable energy sources (RES) under the Virtual Power Plant (VPP) model for monitoring and management. Digital twin models will aid in balancing support, energy optimization, and aggregation. Energy storage from cogeneration systems (heat storage) and hydrogen production from RES (PV installations) will be key components. Green Hydrogen will serve as an energy storage medium and fuel for cogeneration systems, as well as for city buses and eventually municipal vehicles and companies.

 

City of Łódź

 
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Łódź is initiating a comprehensive thermal modernization program targeting 100 brick multi-family buildings, many of which were constructed before 1945. These buildings often rely on outdated heating systems such as coal-fired appliances or a mix of technologies like electricity, gas boilers, or district heating. Additionally, their energy efficiency features, such as walls, roofs, and windows, fall below contemporary standards. This results in high energy consumption, air pollution, and low thermal comfort for residents and administrators alike. By implementing this project, Łódź aims to reduce air pollution emissions, enhance thermal comfort, improve residents' quality of life, and enhance the urban landscape. While residents and property managers will directly benefit from the project, its positive impacts will extend to all residents of Łódź, particularly those in the vicinity of the modernized facilities, as well as visitors and tourists to the city.

 

Lubartow

 
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The City of Lubartów is committed to sustainable development, prioritizing environmental protection, increased energy efficiency, and enhanced energy production from local sources. Through a comprehensive investment concept, the city aims to align with the national energy transition and meet the expectations of its residents. The concept encompasses several key measures, including the upgrade of generation sources from coal to Combined Heat and Power (CHP) systems, the construction of renewable energy systems (RES) utilizing photovoltaic technology, and the implementation of electric buses for public transportation. Additionally, the plan involves the modernization and expansion of the district heating network, as well as the implementation of a monitoring system for both the district heating and water supply networks. Thermo-modernization projects for residential buildings within the city are also included in the concept. Overall, these initiatives reflect Lubartów's commitment to sustainability and its efforts to address environmental challenges while meeting the energy needs of its community.

 

 

 

Nowy Targ

 
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The strategic plan for the City of Nowy Targ focuses on a multifaceted approach to address environmental concerns and enhance energy efficiency. Key activities include the thermal modernization of four public utility facilities. In parallel, there are plans for installing 14 photovoltaic installations and 10 heat pumps in selected locations throughout the City of Nowy Targ. The plan also addresses energy efficiency in private buildings through thermal modernization, targeting the replacement of 1,491 heat sources with eco-friendly alternatives, primarily pellet and gas boilers. A concurrent initiative aims to encourage the adoption of renewable energy in the private sector, involving the installation of 1,200 photovoltaic installations and 460 heat pumps on private buildings. To further mitigate environmental impact, the strategy involves expanding the heating network by approximately 4,500 meters, facilitating the connection of 340 new customers. Simultaneously, there is a concerted effort to reduce electricity consumption by modernizing street lighting, entailing the replacement of 2,863 sodium lamps with ecologically superior LED lamps.

 

 

 

 

Piastów

 
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The project encompasses a broad range of investments spanning public buildings, transportation, renewable energy sources, energy infrastructure, and energy efficiency, including an energy management hub. Its objective is to attain energy neutrality in the operations of the City of Piastów. This entails locally generated energy meeting the energy demands of street lighting, electric city vehicles and buses, as well as heating and indoor lighting of buildings. Moreover, the project proposes investment opportunities for residents through thermal modernization of buildings, and for entrepreneurs via photovoltaic installations. These initiatives align with the municipality's goal of achieving energy neutrality, involving members of the local energy community associated with the Piastowski Klaster Energii energy cluster.

 

Radłów

 
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The strategic initiative in Radłów encompasses various goals. Firstly, reducing emissions and enhance energy efficiency, with thermal modernization planned for 10 public utility facilities. This involves replacing 2 gas boilers and installing renewable energy sources, such as photovoltaic installations and heat pumps. The plan extends to cover additional public utility facilities within the City and Commune of Radłów and other interested entities. Simultaneously, there is a commitment to increasing the use of renewable energy sources. This includes installing 20 photovoltaic installations and 18 heat pumps on selected public utility facilities. The initiative further promotes renewable energy adoption by installing 900 photovoltaic installations and 285 heat pumps on private buildings. In the realm of private buildings, the plan entails thermal modernization for 1,400 structures, accompanied by the replacement of 750 heat sources with eco-friendly alternatives, primarily pellet and gas boilers. Street lighting modernization targets a reduction in electricity consumption. The specific objective involves replacing 807 sodium luminaires with ecologically efficient LED luminaires.

 

 

 

Skierbieszów

 
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The investment involves the comprehensive modernization of energy infrastructure and thermal improvement of buildings and public utility structures to achieve a sustainable balance between energy production and consumption. The primary objective is to enhance air quality in municipalities by promoting electromobility, utilizing renewable energy sources for heat and electricity generation, and optimizing energy management in buildings and public utilities. This initiative will benefit the municipalities of Skierbieszów, Grabowiec, Sitno, Miączyn, Stary Zamość, Kraśniczyn, Krasnystaw, as well as the City and Commune of Izbica.

 

Świdnica

 
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The Investment Concept aims to establish the foundations of an energy community, in line with the RED II Directive, for the municipal sector in Świdnica. It includes actions to enhance energy efficiency in 22 public buildings (e.g., nurseries, kindergartens, schools, offices) and 16 residential buildings spanning 64.7 thousand m2. The goal is to reduce the average EK indicator by 70% to 50 kWh/m2. Heat pumps (1.8 MW) in 35 buildings, including 13 multi-family units, and PV installations (1.4 MW) on 38 buildings' rooftops will contribute to lowering the average EP indicator by 71% to 64.2 kWh/m2. Implementing the VMES system, integrating dispersed consumers with generational units, is crucial for optimizing energy source operation, consumer usage, and storage facilities. This system will enable network development by connecting producers and consumers from Świdnica and the poviat, fostering a multiplier effect for effective solutions and intended synergy. The primary beneficiaries will be the residents of Świdnica, who will enjoy energy, ecological, and financial benefits.

 

 

 

Sztum

 
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The overarching goal is to ensure the efficient operation of the water and wastewater management system in the Municipality of Sztum while minimizing environmental impact and achieving maximum energy self-sufficiency. The plan involves constructing a new sewage treatment plant and upgrading existing water and sewage infrastructure with highly energy-efficient equipment. Renewable energy sources will be harnessed to fulfill the energy requirements of the water and sewage management system. The initiative also includes the adoption of electric vehicles to mitigate environmental impact. Advanced energy management systems will be implemented, facilitating energy storage and balance within a virtual power plant.

 

Urząd Miejski Wrocławia

 
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The investment concept proposes the introduction of a Water Tram System in the Wrocław Metropolitan Area, including mapping routes, identifying stop locations, selecting vessels for operation, and securing funding for implementation and operation. The project's goal is to decrease the reliance on individual car transport in the area by promoting environmentally friendly water transport. Additionally, it aims to offer an appealing mobility option to a wide range of residents.

 

Włocławek

 
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The objective of the City of Włocławek is to decarbonize the heating system, enhance energy efficiency, and broaden the spectrum of heat and electricity sources using renewable energy sources. This involves constructing an Energy Recovery Plant, establishing a geothermal heating plant, implementing solar farms and photovoltaic installations, and leveraging artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things (IoT) for heat management in buildings. These initiatives are pivotal in bolstering the city's energy self-sufficiency, augmenting the proportion of renewable energy sources, optimizing energy efficiency, and consequently curbing CO2 emissions and other pollutants.

     

    Zawiercie

     
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    The planned investment entails establishing a local energy market through the formation of a Zawiercie energy cluster. Key activities include constructing renewable energy sources, implementing an energy storage facility, conducting thermal modernization, deploying an energy management system, upgrading lighting systems, and advancing electromobility. The primary beneficiaries of this initiative are the members of the Zawiercie Energy Cluster, comprising the City of Zawiercie, cluster-affiliated enterprises, the Social Cooperative "Zielone Śląskie," and municipal companies.