My Electricity 2022, which is a subsidy program for photovoltaics. Does it work?




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The My Electricity program is one of the largest photovoltaic micro-installation financing programs in Europe for individuals who produce electricity for their own needs.


The My Electricity 2022 program concerns financial support not only for photovoltaic micro-installations, as was the case in previous years, but also for energy and heat storage as well as energy management systems. Photovoltaic co-financing applications can be submitted from 15 April. What are the rules of the My Current 2022 program? What supplements? Do Poles use the My Electricity 2022 program? First data.

Contents

  1. What does the My Electricity program offer?
  2. Who is the My Electricity 2022 program grant for?
  3. My Electricity program – how to apply online?
  4. My current program 2022 in the extended version
  5. What subsidy in the My Electricity 2022 program?
  6. When is the My Electricity 2022 program?
  7. Does My Current 2022 work? How many applications for the program?

What does the My Electricity program offer?

The My Electricity program aims to encourage investment in photovoltaic micro-installations and to encourage households (especially those located in less urbanized areas) to produce their own energy. And it works. There is enormous interest in photovoltaics and an avalanche of grant applications (in 2020 it was 5000 PLN, in 2021 – 3000 PLN)

Using your own electricity, generated from the sun, results in savings, especially in the face of drastic increases in energy prices, but also has measurable benefits for the environment. Investments in a renewable energy source within the framework of My Electricity will contribute to the reduction of CO emissions2 up to 1,000,000,000 kg/year.

As a reminder: the first call for applications started on August 30, 2019 and ended on December 20, 2019. The second call for applications started on January 13, 2020. From March 31, 2020, only electronic applications were accepted. The recruitment was scheduled until December 18, 2020, but it was closed on December 6 due to exhaustion of funds. The My Electricity 2021 program started on July 1 and ended in October 2021 – also due to budget exhaustion.

As in previous editions of the Mon Électricité program, it is possible to combine co-financing and thermomodernization relief, provided that the costs presented in the payment are reduced by the amount of the subsidy granted by the National Fund for the Protection of the Environment and Management some water. The amount of the allowance will depend on the material scope of the investment. In the event of early use of the thermo-modernization relief, the prosumer will need to add the subsidy to the tax base for 2022 in the tax return filed the following year.

Who is the My Electricity 2022 program grant for?

This year’s edition of the My Electricity program is aimed at individuals whose photovoltaic micro-installation will be connected to the new net-billing billing system, as well as prosumers in the current discount system (called net-metering) – however, subject to switching to a new billing system, confirmed via OSD.

In the previous edition of the program, prosumers settled their accounts using the virtual energy storage network. They can recover the energy at any time without incurring any costs. Currently, prosumers producing energy in installations up to 10 kWp pay a fee of 1 to 0.8. For one unit of energy injected into the grid, they can download version 0.8 for free. In large installations, this ratio is 1 to 0.7. It is a net metering system that uses the discount mechanism.

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There are already more than 866,000 in Poland. grid-connected photovoltaic micro-installations. According to experts, last year 1.5% electricity produced in Poland came from photovoltaics. It is estimated that thanks to the registration already made in the My Electricity program, carbon dioxide emissions will be reduced to the level of 1.84 million tons during the year. It was only in 2021 that domestic prosumers installed photovoltaic panels with a capacity of approx. 4.5 gigawatts.

My Electricity program – how to apply online?

To submit a funding application for a photovoltaic installation in the My Electricity Online program, we need a trust profile or e-proof. You must remember the login and password for a trusted profile. It can be created at www.pz.gov.pl. Before submitting the application, we must prepare:

  • a copy of the invoice for the delivery and installation of the photovoltaic installation, the copy of the invoice must bear the words “Reported to the My Electricity priority program”,
  • proof of payment of the invoice / declaration of payment made,
  • Certificate from the Distribution Network Manager confirming the installation of the meter as well as the number of the Energy Collection Point where it is installed,
  • statement on the self-assembly of the installation (only if the installation is installed independently, assuming you have the necessary qualifications).

Detailed rules of the call for applications

Any shortcomings or errors in the application will be notified by e-mail sent to the address indicated in the application.

Paper documents should not be sent to the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management. Applications submitted on paper will be REJECTED! Applications sent by email or from the ePUAP mailbox will also not be considered.

My current program 2022 in the extended version

The My Current 2022 program is intended for individuals who have entered into a global agreement with the Distribution Network Operator. The simplicity of the form and the ease of submitting the application are retained. The program budget is 350 million PLN, but it will most likely be increased. The amount of aid will depend on the material scope of the investment subject to co-financing.

What’s new in the My Current 2022 program?

My Electricity will finance not only photovoltaic panels, but also home energy storage and home heat storage. Home energy management systems to optimize consumption will also be co-financed.

It is important to note that beneficiaries of previous editions of the My Electricity and Clean Air programs will also be able to apply for additional funding.

What subsidy in the My Electricity 2022 program?

The amount of aid will depend on the material scope of the investment subject to co-financing. If it is only PV panels, the co-financing will be – 4PLN 000. If it is also an energy management system, energy storage, electric car charger, the support will be higher. The maximum amount of co-financing for the installation must be 20.5 thousand zloty half of the eligible costs.

Remember that from April 1, 2022 new prosumers will be charged based on how much power they bring to the grid, not how much they have brought so far.

Currently, prosumers producing energy in installations up to 10 kWp pay a fee of 1 to 0.8. For one unit of energy fed into the grid, they can charge 0.8 for free. In large installations, this ratio is 1 to 0.7. It is a net metering system that uses the discount mechanism. Accounting is done on an annual basis. Additionally, prosumers do not pay variable distribution fees for network usage.

In accordance with the amendment to the RES law, those who by March 31, 2022 become prosumers or send a notification to the appropriate distribution network operator will be settled according to the old rules of the rebate system for another 15 years. After this date, prosumers will enter the new system – net metering – prosumers must sell the excess energy injected into the grid and they will pay for the energy consumed like other consumers. Payment will be made over a period of 12 months. The prosumer will have a deposit, recorded in the prosumer’s account and used to support the purchase costs of the energy consumed.

When is the My Electricity 2022 program?

The My Current program has started April 15, 2022 – from now on, applications can be submitted in this year’s edition of the programme.

Does My Current 2022 work? How many applications for the program?

Data shows that this year, interest in the photovoltaic subsidy program has declined. There are also no people ready to store energy. In the month the program was running, as many applications were filed as were filed in a day before noon. No request for subsidies for the storage of electricity has been submitted.

According to data from the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management, as of May 18, 2022, the My Electricity program has been submitted 825 applications. 821 requests concern a photovoltaic (PV) installation, while 4 requests concern heat storage.

It is estimated that the lack of interest in this year’s edition of the My Current program results, among other things, from the change in the mode of energy billing, effective from April 1, 2022.

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