South Poland Cleantech Cluster

SPCleantech is very pleased to inform, that our application, submitted on the 26th February 2020 to the
EU Program, Erasmus+ Knowledge Alliance, has been selected for EU co-funding.
Our proposal received 82/100 points and has been selected out of 216 eligible applications (30 have been selected in total). That’s a really good result!

The duration of the project will be 01/01/2021 – 31/12/2023. We must now keep our fingers crossed that the circumstances will allow us all to meet in person in Leipzig for our Kick-off meeting in January.

Title of the project is

“IMPACT / Building values-based innovation cultures for sustainable business impact”

with the vision of Envisioning the Future of Teaching and Training for Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

More information on: ERASMUS+ Knowledge Alliance

MPEC Krakow new member in SPCleantech

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It is with great pleasure that we welcome Miejskie Przedsiębiorstwo Energetyki Cieplnej S.A. in Krakow (MPEC Kraków) as an ordinary member of SPCleantech. Membership of such a large player on the heating market together with cooperation of the cluster with PGE Energia Ciepła (potential cluster member) opens new possibilities in building the potential of cluster cooperation platforms such as: SmartCity or Energy Efficiency.

Eco-friendly heat instead of low emissions

MPEC S.A. successively implements the Low Emission Reduction Program (PONE project). From 2005 to 2017, 385 buildings were connected to the municipal network, thus removing over 4,500 coal fires.

In 2016, as part of the investment for PONE, the Company achieved the best result, counting the power of connected facilities. It amounted to 7.6 MW, recording an increase of 70% compared to 2015.

Currently MPEC S.A. implements the largest heating project supported by European funds in Poland. The total cost of the project is PLN 365,000,000. The contract, signed in October 2017, allows receiving PLN 155,000,000 in subsidies under the Operational Program Infrastructure and Environment (OPI & E) 2014-2020 for the implementation of 3 heating projects aimed at reducing CO2 emissions, dust and other air pollutants generated in the combustion process at home furnaces and in boiler rooms using solid fuels. In addition, the implemented investments directly contribute to increasing the use of energy generated in high-efficiency cogeneration through the construction of a heating network, including nodes and heat connections enabling the connection of new facilities and (to a lesser extent) existing buildings with a different heat source. Another goal of projects implemented under the European funds is to reduce heat losses generated in the process of heat transmission and distribution, and thus to reduce final energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.