Poland's power market potential

Liquidity on Poland’s power market has boomed in the past year and the government hopes to boost volumes further by forcing integrated generators to trade on-exchange. However, its plans have met a mixed response, finds Roderick Bruce


Poland’s electricity market is by far the largest in central and eastern Europe and the fifth-largest in continental Europe, according to data from the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (Entso-e). Poland produced 144TWh in 2008 and consumed 142TWh, making its market larger than the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary combined.

The potential for a liquid, freely-traded market is clear, but Polish electricity wholesaling remains dominated by four state-owned

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