South Poland Cleantech Cluster

Janusz Kahl, CEO in South Poland Cleantech Cluster has been chosen by the
European Commission as member of the Steering Committee for the project

„Skills for smart industrial specialization and digital transformation”

for Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) acting under the powers delegated by the European Commission EASME / DG GROW, which has been granted to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in Luxembourg.

EASME is the largest EU agency managing, among others, EU funds from the HORIZON 2020, COSME, LIFE and ERASMUS+ programs.

Members of the Steering Committee will:

  • monitor work and perform reviews of reports developed by PwC
  • meet in Brussels with EASME and the European Commission to review progress and discuss the preparation of periodic reports, which should be approved by the Steering Committee
  • participate in teleconferences
  • provide advice and guidance during work

Se more: Steering Committee

SPCleantech cooperates in the “Energy Efficiency” platform with the largest players on the Polish market in the field of heating, EDF Polska and PGE Energia Ciepła. On November 12-16, 2017, SPCleantech organized a study visit for the Management Board and managers of EDF Polska directly involved in the development of external services in the group – “Good practices of energy management in Scandinavian cities”.

During the visit to Copenhagen, the president of EDF Polska signed a contract for the sale of the company, resulting in the creation of the largest heating company in Poland, PGE Energia Ciepła. All former employees of EDF Polska, also participants of the study visit in Copenhagen, were employed in the newly established company.

In Scandinavian cities, where energy generation has been promoted and used for years, high-efficiency cogeneration and renewable sources, knowledge and good practices in energy management have come from many sources. At the same time it is done in cooperation with the local government and authorities as well as entrepreneurs and ecological organizations, based on the business model, respecting the preferences and needs of the local community.

The purpose of the study visit was to learn good practices:

  • energy management from multiple sources including: generation, delivery and accounting, long-term and medium-term planning, IT support systems, business models
  • cooperation with local government and authorities 
  • formulas of cooperation with entrepreneurs and pro-ecological organizations 

The EDF Group is the world’s largest power company with a strong position in Europe. The Group has 38 million customers worldwide. In 2014, the entire EDF Group generated revenues of € 73.9 billion, and as much as € 650 million was spent on research and development.

EDF in Poland has almost 10% share in the energy market and 15% in the network heat market.