PSE AND THE ENVIRONMENTMembership in organisations

International industry organisations and associations to which PSE belongs

CIGRE Poland – one of 58 national committees acting on behalf of Conseil International des Grands Réseaux Électriques (CIGRE), the world's largest international association of experts dealing with issues related to the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity. CIGRE Poland (formerly the Polish Committee of Large Electrical Networks) acts on behalf of CIGRE, promoting the association's activities in Poland. It currently has 97 supporting members and over 100 regular members.

Cooperation within CCR – Poland is included in three Capacity Calculation Regions (CCR): CORE, Baltic and Hansa, formed at the request of all TSOs by the decision of the EU Agency for Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) in November 2016. In the working structures established in the aforementioned regions, representatives of the individual TSOs, including PSE, are conducting works aimed at implementing market mechanisms the design of which will ensure the ability to effectively, freely and securely trade electricity across borders. The actions cover all market segments – from long-term markets, through the Day-Ahead Market (in the form of the Market Coupling mechanism), to the Intraday Market – and are related, among other things, to the implementation of a coordinated transmission capacity calculation process, a coordinated security analysis process including the division of costs of countermeasures applied in the process, and the implementation of the Market Coupling mechanism at the NPS interconnections.

Central Europe Energy Partners (CEEP) – an international non-profit association representing the Central European power sector, which aims at promoting the integration of the Central European power sector within the common EU energy policy. The Chairman of the CEEP Board of Directors is a representative of PSE.

National industry organisations and associations and CSR initiatives to which PSE belongs

Polish Power Transmission and Distribution Association (PTPiREE) – an organisation whose main objective is to take actions for the comprehensive development and rational use of networks and equipment for transmission and distribution of electricity. The association strives to initiate, promote and utilise technical and organisational progress in the transmission and distribution of electricity, and supports the development of the electricity market.

Polish Committee for Standardisation (PKN) ─ a national standardisation body that is responsible for the organisation of standardisation activities. PKN is a public law entity (it is not a government administration body).

Partnership for the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – an initiative started by the Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Technology and representatives of over 100 entities, including PSE, for the implementation of sustainable development goals. These goals correspond to the content of the United Nations’ 2030 Global Agenda for Sustainable Development, or – in short – the 2030 Agenda, adopted in 2015. The Agenda has set out 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the implementation of which is to contribute to building a more sustainable future, in particular to eliminating social and economic inequalities, while ensuring simultaneous development connected with preserving the natural environment in the best possible condition, and limiting the negative effects of climate changes (goal No. 13).

Responsible Business Forum – the largest non-governmental organisation in Poland, dealing with CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility). Its mission is to take actions aimed at sustainable development, inspire business that changes the world, and integrate people who change business. The association was founded in 2000 as a result of the initiative of business, academic and non-governmental circles, and has the status of a public benefit organisation. Since 2002, the Forum is a national partner of CSR Europe – a network of organisations promoting the concept of responsible business in Europe.

Sports and Tourism Society „Sport i Energia” (“Sport and Energy”) – sports organisation founded by PSE employees in 1998. The organisation pursues its statutory objectives by providing affiliated and non-affiliated employees of PSE with the following: access to sports facilities, opportunities to participate in organised sports competitions and to represent PSE in sports competitions within the power sector, and by supporting the integration of company employees.

Involvement in international industry organisations in climate change mitigation efforts.

Membership in the Research, Development & Innovation Committee (RDIC) of ENTSO-E

RDIC – plays a key role in the development of the pan-European grid and the achievement of Europe's ambitious 2050 decarbonization goals. ENTSO-E and its TSO members share a common vision for meeting the key challenges. RDIC R&D activities undertaken by TSOs are complementary to the works carried out by universities, research institutes and equipment manufacturers. Transmission System Operators focus on integrating new technologies. The development of new grid equipment, modeling methods and grid architecture enables European TSOs to fulfill their missions in an evolving energy system.

The RDIC structure mainly consists of working groups (WGs) and task forces (TFs), and the PSE has representation in each of them:

The active presence of PSE representatives in RDIC structures strengthens the position of the Polish transmission system operator – by ensuring the impact on decisions regarding the implementation of new technologies in the power sector – and allows it to follow current trends.

Significant efforts to mitigate climate change are being made by the Assets and Technologies Group, and focus primarily on developing ENTSO-E's position on the use of sulfur hexafluoride in the power sector and the search for alternative gases. The second direction of the group's works concerns the monitoring of high-voltage cable systems and the search for lead-free cable design solutions.

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