The Polish Economic Chamber of Renewable and Distributed Energy (Polska Izba Gospodarcza Energetyki Odnawialnej i Rozproszonej, PIGEOR) was established on 12th October 2004. On 30th November 2004, the Chamber had entered into the National Court Register, thus obtaining legal personality. The Chamber is an organisation of economic self-government, established under the Act on Chambers of Commerce of 30th May 1989.
PIGEOR is an organisation representing the companies operating on the market of renewable energy sources (RES) in Poland. It is the biggest non-governmental organisation, which actively represents the interests of its associated members in Poland, acting in individual fields of energy from renewable sources:
- wind power
- biomass and biofuels
- solar energy
- geothermal energy and heat pumps.
PIGEOR members represents professional associations, machinery and component manufacturers, training companies and consultancy firms, contractor and installation companies, entities financing investments as well as domestic and foreign investors who prepare and execute projects involving use of renewable sources for energy production.
On this occasion, it is worth to emphasize the first investment successes achieved by our member companies in relation to the carried out investments. The first wind farm in Poland with installed capacity of 18 MW, which is still operational, was constructed in 2001 in Cisowo and it is owned by the company Energia-Eco. The biggest farm is located in the Margonin commune. It has a capacity of 120 MW and it is owned by EDP Renewables, another member company. PIGEOR members have conducted many investments, also in the hydropower, biomass and biogas sectors, as well as in heating sector by installing heat pumps and solar collectors.
Our chief assets are dynamic actions and an excellent knowledge of the Polish investment reality. This allows us to solicit legal changes which fulfil investors’ expectations and to raise society’s awareness of emission-free production in distributed sources, involving also the use of pro-consumer technologies.
The main PIGEOR’s activities which are oriented towards development of the renewable energy sector in Poland include:
- Organisation of business meetings
- Widely understood representation of member companies in contacts with (local) government and non-governmental administration
- Lobbying, legislation and consultations for the improvement of investment conditions in all renewable energy sectors
- Promotion of companies and the market
- Support and consultancy
- Monitoring the development conditions for particular technologies using renewable energy sources
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