Regulations have set a new framework for the activities of transmission system operators. Technologies, in particular the digitalisation of the power sector and changing consumer behaviour, will influence the operators’ current and shape new areas of activity.
Key initiatives executed under the strategy
- Network Segmentation – in this area, projects are implemented which are aimed to ensure adequate separation of resources with different sensitivity levels; both through actions at infrastructure level and through appropriate design of business projects.
- Workstation – covers projects providing secure work tools, allowing performance and functionality to be maintained according to business needs, while ensuring protection from malicious software, and rights and data flow control.
- Internet Interface – our outer perimeter providing – taking into account guidelines resulting from the rules of separation and management of rights – functional and unified access to the Internet (including through a secure Wo-Fi network deployed in 2017 at the company’s head office in Konstancin-Jeziorna) for employees and our guests, and secure remote access adequate to needs.
- Detection and response – in order to ensure current ICT security, the dedicated Security Operations Centre (SOC) team performs the monitoring of threats on a 24-hour basis. In the case of incidents involving IT or OT networks, it takes relevant actions and remedial measures. The Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) forms another line of support. CERT was set up in 2016, and in 2017 it became an accredited member of the Trusted Introducer organisation. It is engaged in enhancing employees’ awareness through the publication of threat alerts and warnings, publication of ICT security bulletins and reporting information on incidents, as well as cooperation with external entities in incident handling coordination and exchange of information on threats with external entities (e.g. CERT NASK, Government Security Centre, cert.gov.pl).
- “Personal security in the face of contemporary challenges and threats” and “Evacuation of personnel in the event of terrorist threat”. 800 persons participated in the training events.
- “Parcels with Hazardous Material – Recognition of Threats and Rules of Procedure” conducted by the Central Investigation Bureau of Police and Rescue and Fire Unit No 6 in Warsaw
- 1st Polish Workshop “Management of Security – including Anti-terrorist Security – in Buildings of Key Significance for National Security”.
- Anti-terrorist exercises in dealing with potentially hazardous parcels. The exercises were performed with the participation of Rescue and Fire Unit No 6 in Warsaw with specialist equipment.
- Anti-terrorist training “Behaviour in Hostage Situations – Good Practices and Recommendations”.
- “Physical Combating of Terrorism, Forced Resolution of a Hostage Situation” – anti-terrorist training combined with presentation of specialist weapons and equipment of anti-terrorist squads.
- “KDM Survival” – training and exercises in evacuation, sealing procedures and anti-terrorist issues. The training, which dealt with issues such as how to live in confinement and how to manage food rations and water, was intended for the personnel of the National Dispatch Centre (KDM).
Management of the regulatory risk arising from provisions of the “Clean Energy for All Europeans” package
Participation in the SIDC international project leading to the implementation of single intraday coupling at EU level
Supporting the government administration in the notification of the Polish capacity market mechanism to the European Commission
|Number of units entered in the register||Total net maximum capacity of units entered in the register
|Existing generating physical units||885||36,327.659|
|Planned generating physical units||119||8,898.206|
|Demand side response physical units||110||844.994|
|Planned demand side response units||53||1,040.500|
- 2021 – capacity providers submitted 229 applications for certification, of which 193 concerned generating capacity market units and 36 concerned demand side response capacity market units,
- 2022 – capacity providers submitted 228 applications for certification, of which 189 concerned generating capacity market units and 39 concerned demand side response capacity market units,
- 2023 – capacity providers submitted 228 applications for certification, of which 186 concerned generating capacity market units and 42 concerned demand side response capacity market units.
|Number of established capacity market units|
|Existing generating capacity market units||101||158||152|
|Refurbishing generating capacity market units||76||16||17|
|New generating capacity market units||16||15||17|
|Demand side response capacity market units||36||39||42|
- on 15 November for 2021,
- on 5 December for 2022,
- on 21 December for 2023.
|Delivery year||Auction closing price, PLN/kW/year||Number of capacity agreements concluded||Capacity obligation volume resulting from capacity agreements concluded, MW||Auction closing round|
Tab. Number of capacity agreements concluded under main auctions held in 2018
|Duration of the capacity obligation in years||Main auction for delivery year|
|Total number of capacity agreements concluded||160||120||94|
Tab. Number and net maximum capacity of units entered in the register as a result of general certification in 2019.
|Number of units entered in the register||Total net maximum capacity of units entered in the register,
|Existing generating physical units||900||37,267.446|
|Planned generating physical units||85||14,587.115|
|Demand side response physical units||36||413.190|
|Planned demand side response units||71||2,120.000|
Tab. Number of established capacity market units certified for the respective delivery years
|Type of capacity market unit||Number of established capacity market units|
|Existing generating capacity market units||93|
|Refurbishing generating capacity market units||43|
|New generating capacity market units||8|
|Demand side response capacity market units||64|
- monitoring the capacity agreements concluded,
- organisation of secondary trading,
- replacement of planned demand side response units,
- performing tests of demand side response units,
- implementation of mechanisms supporting the participation of cross-border capacity in the capacity market,
- collection of the capacity fee,
- integration with metering/billing data acquisition systems,
- implementation of the capacity market settlement model.
Upgrading the methods and tools supporting the zonal balancing market
Energy Market Information Operator
- effectively and securely exchange information in the electricity market, enabling the participants of that market to perform their statutory rights and obligations,
- facilitate the electricity seller change process to reduce the risk of unequal treatment of market participants,
- streamline processes as part of integration of the retail market and the balancing market, relating to measurement data, including for the purposes of network analyses and development of market signals.
Development of DSR IP services and contracting reduction capacity