On 22 April 2016 the Deputy President of the Office of Electronic Communications, Lidia Kozłowska, took part in the smart-grids panel of the Forum of Low Emission Economy.
The panellists discussed, among others, the dynamics of economy developments connected with the technological leap in the energy sector, which can result in market change. The essence of these changes is to create an operating method based on smart energy grids. In her speech President Kozłowska underlined the importance and need of cooperation between the telecommunications and energy companies. Telecommunications sector was first to identify the areas of cooperation, and it has also described the characteristics of existing barriers. Currently the joint investments of telecom and energy companies in linear areas should be the essence of cooperation. Internet of Things is another important element. The future belongs to the 5G ecosystem - underlined President Kozłowska. Telecommunications determined new areas - sectors with development opportunities, and energy sector will be one of its main recipients.
Panellists discussed smart grids in low-emission economy, issues connected with flexible and optimized extension, operation and control of power grids, industrial customers and the power sector, and demand-side management. Dynamic grid and power management, local balancing and financing options were also among discussed issues.
Forum of Low Emission Economy, organized in cooperation with Ministry of Energy within the Sustainable Energy Platform was held under title “Developing a smart low-emission economy in Poland whilst ensuring sustainable development of the country”.
Andrzej Piotrowski, Under-Secretary of State in the Ministry of Energy who took part in one of the discussion panels called to apply a "yet another problem, yet another chance" rule especially in this sector.