Solidarity Shield: Law on Emergency measures aiming at limiting electricity price rise and supporting consumers in 2023

Last updated: 12 May 2023

The Polish parliament enacted a law setting maximum electricity prices for eligible customers from 1 December 2022 until 31 December 2023.

The Solidarity Shield guarantees a maximum price of PLN 693/MWh for households and PLN 785/MWh for SMEs, local governments, public healthcare facilities, and other eligible off-takers. The price cap aims to guarantee a fixed price for a maximum consumption of 2000 kWh for households, 2600 kWh for people with disabilities, 3000 kWh for large families.

The Solidarity Shield also sets a compensation mechanism (discount) to incentivize energy savings. In 2024, eligible off-takers will receive a 10% of their electricity bill back in case their average consumption in 2023 did not exceed 90% of their average consumption between 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2023. 

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