The concept of energy clusters and energy cooperatives was first introduced in 2016 with the definition of energy clusters in the Act on renewable energy sources.
Since then, a number of energy cluster initiatives have been established in Poland, and the Ministry of Energy processes their certification. At the moment, the creation of an energy cluster gives investors (members of this cluster) additional points in the assessment of grant applications distributed by national and voivodeship environmental protection funds. The economic viability and the actual start of their operations is to be enabled by the planned act on distributed energy.
TRADEA is a member of a number of energy cluster initiatives created in Poland.
TRADEA’s offering for energy clusters focuses on the support of the cluster coordinator and concerns in particular:
1. Assistance in developing the cluster's strategy, selection of cluster members after analysis of supply and load profiles, planned production and storage sources;
2. Development of a detailed balance sheet of the energy cluster and energy balancing account models in the cluster in accordance with the principles of the energy market and applied restrictions;
3. Energy account settlements of cluster members on behalf of the cluster coordinator.