Polish power prices seen stagnating to 2016
February 21, 2014
Poland will see no increase in electrical energy prices until 2016, deputy Economy Minister Tomasz Tomczykiewicz said on Thursday.
"In our view, there will be no growth of energy prices by 2016, as there are no important signals that would indicate it," Tomczykiewicz said.
"We are convinced that even a rise in CO2 charge in those few years should not affect the prices in a significant way," he added.
Prices will also be held in check by competition spurred by market liberalization on the one hand, and by the regulator's efforts to ensure that the retail price reflects real generation costs on the other hand, the official said.