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Green energy in sockets - urban network of green electricity (Ostrów Wielkopolski / Poland)
The city of Ostrów Wielkopolski has created its own municipal green electricity network. The network’s electricity is produced from biomass in the Municipal Heat Supply Company. This is the first municipal green energy network in Poland.
The first length of the 3.2 km network includes 26 residential buildings from the resources of the Municipal Housing Company. Thanks to the new network, at the beginning of 2020 the first group of citizens of Ostrów Wielkopolski has the green electric current supplied to their houses.
The municipal energy network not only creates a chance for cheaper electricity, but also a space for local investments in the area of renewable energy. Thanks to the project, the city is fighting against the problem of producing energy from non-renewable sources and is striving to become independent in the National Power System.
The first energy network is a part of a large project implemented in Ostrów Wielkopolski: the Ostrów Electricity Market. The aim of the project is to reduce the fee for electricity, generate cheaper public transport, create new jobs and improve air quality.
Security of the local energy has become one of the most important aims of the local government. Ostrów Wielkopolski foresaw this phenomenon and took its own initiative in advance, becoming a pioneer in Poland in the field of local energy.
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