On September 18th, another meeting of the Polish-German Task Force for the Energy Industry was held. The group was established by an agreement between Employers of Poland and DENA (German Energy Agency), signed in 2014. The previous meeting, held this spring in Berlin, was attended by Deputy Chancellor, Minister of Economy and Energy Sigmar Gabriel. This time, the special guest was Deputy PM and Minister of Economy Janusz Piechociński.
Representatives of leading Energy companies from Poland and Germany discussed the European Commission’s suggestions regarding the future form of the European energy market (New Energy Market Design). This is an issue of particular importance given the need for long-term planning with regards to energy security, shaping energy prices and the competitiveness of economies – particularly the industry sector. The upcoming climate summit in Paris was also discussed.
Other topics included cooperation in developing the transfer infrastructure, energy storage capacity and energy efficiency instruments. Participants attempted to identify both common interests and differences in views form the point of view of Polish and German business.