Implementation of Directive 2012/27/EU on energy efficiency in Poland – amendment to the Regulation of the Polish Minister of Climate will support the development of electromobility in Poland
New Polish energy law beneficial for the business of distributors of electric car charging stations.
The Polish bill of August 6, 2020, of the Polish Minister of Climate, amending the regulation (link to the legislation track) on detailed rules of the production, the formation and calculation of tariffs and settlements in wind electricity trading, introduces regulations to facilitate the further development of electromobility in Poland. Currently, high and constant distribution fees overburden the operators of generally accessible charging stations in Poland, and in combination with the still low demand for this service, they result in too high costs and a decrease in profitability, which in turn results in a lack of interest in investing in this type of technology.
The project was developed on the basis of the authorizing provision contained in Art. 46 sec. 3 of the Act of April 10, 1997 – Energy Law. One of the changes is the introduction to Polish law of a tariff group intended only for generally accessible charging stations.
The proposed solution implies shifting the financial burden from the fixed component of the network rate and the transitional fee rate to a variable component, which is related to the actual scope of using the charging infrastructure. The fixed distribution fee will be abolished and in its place variable fees will be created, depending on the amount of energy consumed by the station. At the same time, it is necessary, in order to simplify the tariff setting model, to link the prices and rates of charges specified in the tariff with another tariff group that is closest to each type (basic group).
You run a Polish company, hire employees, and documents pile up in the HR department? In January 2018 the legislator found a solution and you can use it.
The Polish Act of 10 January 2018 amending certain acts in connection with the shortening of the period for keeping employee files and their electronification made it possible for an employer in Poland to keep employee files in electronic form, which, pursuant to Article 9411 of the Polish Labour Code, is equivalent to that in paper form.
In February 2020, a document issued by the European Commission was published, called the White Paper on Artificial Intelligence. It concerns the use of artificial intelligence systems by Member States, their promotion, as well as the risks associated with their functioning, especially in the field of personal data. The main aim of the white paper was to outline the areas where artificial intelligence may prove most socially useful. More efficient health protection and modernization of public safety systems are just examples of how many amenities EU Member States can count on if they decide to implement AI (Artificial Intelligence) technologies in their domestic markets. The White Paper also emphasizes the role of public administration bodies in EU countries, which is responsible for the decision on admitting AI systems to specific areas of social life.
Based on its knowledge of legal and business environment and cross border expertise, Kieltyka Gladkowski KG Legal is launching its new project – iSTART1, the accelerator that will offer programs to help scaling rising businesses, provide access to mentoring programs, investments in companies as part of accelerator programs, access to investors and further capital, connection with the recipients of the technology interested in the development and implementation of the products or services offered by the start-ups.
Part of the accelerator will also be dedicated to shareholder crowdfunding and digital shareholders. The accelerator will offer equity crowdfunding, reward crowdfunding and donation crowdfunding.
iSTART1 will be in a major part focused on tech and med companies, primarily involving projects within IoT, including virtual and augmented reality (VR / AR), artificial intelligence (AI) and cyber security. Part of the activity of iSTART1 will concentrate on the start-ups that develop solutions to fight COVID-19.
The accelerator has been created based on the involvement and funding of international clients and partners of Kieltyka Gladkowski KG Legal.
Translation into French language made by Julian Morgan, trainee at Kiełtyka Gładkowski KG Legal
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