|No.||PGE Group’s key stakeholders||Scope of cooperation|
|1.||Government administration||Taking into account the scale and scope of its activities, as well as its nature – PGE Group is to a large extent involved in cooperation with public authorities. The important role that PGE plays in the Polish economy makes it a natural dialogue partner for a wide range of government institutions.|
|2.||Shareholders and investors||The Investor Relations and ESG Department takes care to coordinate all the activities necessary to initiate and maintain good relations with existing and potential shareholders and investors. This means comprehensive and timely communication with the market and adherence to the highest reporting standards.|
|3.||Regulators and market oversight||The Energy Regulatory Office (URE) is the central state administrative authority in Poland under the Energy Law, which is responsible for regulating the energy sector as well as promoting competition. The President of the URE regulates the activities of energy companies striving to balance the interests of energy companies and customers. PGE Group’s activities are also subject to other regulators, such as the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection, the Office of Technical Inspection and the Financial Supervision Commission.|
|4.||Banks / financing institutions||PGE maintains an open dialogue with financial institutions, taking care of their communication needs and providing all necessary information. As a borrower, PGE is a trusted business partner, paying its financial obligations within the set deadlines.|
|5.||Employees||It is crucial for PGE Group to create safe working conditions and stable employment for its employees. PGE cares for their professional development by providing them with interesting professional challenges and the chance to implement unique projects. PGE treats open and regular social dialogue as an integral part of its business activities.|
|6.||Customers||PGE is committed to high standards of cooperation with its customers, meeting their needs. PGE’s diverse offer is tailored to the individual needs of end users. We reach out to customers through various forms of contact. To better understand our customers’ needs, we conduct regular satisfaction surveys. This helps us to continuously improve the quality of our services and build positive customer relationships.|
|7.||Insurance companies||The Risk and Insurance Department at PGE SA is the direct business partner for current and future insurers. Aiming to provide the best possible financial cover for potential risks, PGE seeks the most favourable solutions. The dialogue enables us to tailor insurance products precisely to PGE’s needs.|
|8.||Media||It is one of the key channels of communication with stakeholders for PGE, through which it communicates information to the public about its plans, results and achievements. PGE attaches great importance to a careful and proactive approach to media relations, bearing in mind the importance of access to full and timely information about our company.|
|9.||Government administration||The scale and scope of PGE Group’s activities require direct and regular dialogue with local administrations. The Group builds relationships based on mutual respect and cooperation for the development of local communities.|
|10.||ESG analysts||As a leader of green change, PGE is open to dialogue with analysts in the ESG area – the company’s representatives communicate openly with them, respond to their needs and strive to introduce sustainable development principles into PGE Group’s business operations on an ongoing basis. The ratings that PGE receives in individual ratings or ESG studies are used to further develop the organisation in a responsible manner and with future generations in mind.|
|11.||Energy-sector organisations||As a member of the Polish Electricity Committee (PKEE), PGE belongs to EURELECTRIC, where it represents the interests of the European energy industry. Being part of the Polish Committee of the World Energy Council, we play a role in shaping the organisation’s policy and indicating the direction of its activities. Through its presence in industry organisations, PGE pursues important strategic partnerships. On the initiative of PGE, a manual for counting the carbon footprint has been created within the Polish Association of Combined Heat and Power Plants (PTEZ), which will allow for the comparison of data within the sector in Poland.|
|12.||Environmental organisations||PGE participates in the activities of many national as well as international organisations working for the environment, learning from them how to manage environmental protection and often supporting their activities. PGE Group companies actively cooperate with pro-environmental associations and organisations at the local level.|
|13.||Suppliers and subcontractors||What PGE Group buys and from whom it buys is of great importance to it. PGE Group’s purchasing policy, as well as the Code of Conduct for Business Partners of PGE Group Companies, emphasise the observance of high ethical, social and environmental standards by current and potential suppliers.|
|14.||Local communities||PGE Group’s investment processes are preceded by a dialogue with the local community in order to provide it with full information on the activities to be carried out, as well as to learn about and meet public expectations. PGE makes every effort to be a good neighbour to the communities living in the vicinity of its assets – to develop them according to their needs and take care of their welfare.|
|15.||Scientific community||As a transition leader, PGE is responsible for investing in new technologies and co-creating new sectors of the economy, such as offshore wind energy. Cooperation with scientific institutions, including those educating potential future employees, is crucial for PGE Group.|
|16.||Competition||PGE Group conducts a dialogue with its competitors within the framework of industry organisations it co-founds. The dialogue process is guided by respect for the rules of fair competition, in accordance with PGE Group’s Code of Ethics.|
|17.||Pro-social organisations||PGE Group is actively involved in activities that have a positive impact on communities. It is a trusted partner.|
PGE makes every effort to ensure that the energy transition is fair and transparent and is carried out in accordance with arrangements made in the dialogue process.
The dialogue takes place in various forms, depending on the type and communication needs of a given stakeholder, but there are also solutions such as regular dialogue sessions that create space for representatives of all key stakeholder groups to exchange their opinions and raise their expectations of the company in a common setting.
PGE Group’s key stakeholders are: central and local government, regulators and market supervision, shareholders, investors, customers, employees, banks and financing institutions, insurers, suppliers and subcontractors, industry, pro-social and environmental organisations, the media, ESG analysts, academia, local communities and competitors.
PGE Group's key stakeholders Materiality analysis by key management and members of PGE Group's working teams on the Sustainability Committee and ESG initiatives in 2022.
Forms of dialogue with PGE Group's stakeholders
As an organisation with a large scale and impact on its surroundings, PGE Group is a natural partner for dialogue with a wide range of stakeholders. In order to develop in a sustainable manner, it is important for PGE to study and take into account their needs. It is committed to building relationships based on partnership.
The expectations of key stakeholders towards PGE Group are communicated during cyclical meetings. The last stakeholder panel was held on June 13 and 14, 2022 in an online format. Around 80 people shared their opinions on the company’s activities, including:
Dialogue sessions are conducted according to the AA 1000 corporate social responsibility standard, with the participation of independent external moderators. The meetings are primarily aimed at gathering information on what are the expectations of key stakeholders towards PGE Group, including in the area of ESG, and gathering opinions on which of the activities undertaken by PGE Group are the most valuable and which should be additionally initiated.
The outcome of the dialogue sessions is also a list of the most important topics and issues identified by stakeholders that should be described in the non-financial report for the year. More information on the results of the 2022 sessions is available in the chapter „About the report„.
The benefits of participating in PGE Group stakeholder panel are for both parties.
- opportunity to directly communicate expectations of PGE Group’s environmental and social responsibility;
- influence on the future directions of PGE Group’s strategic development in the ESG area;
- co-creation of PGE Group plans and activities responding to the needs of a wide range of stakeholders;
- opportunity to present your opinion on PGE Group’s activities and to learn about PGE Group’s expectations and capabilities;
- identification of ESG areas and topics relevant for presentation in PGE Group Integrated Report.
The basis for the sustainable, balanced development of PGE Group is the maintenance of on-going partnership relations with institutions supervising the functioning of the markets in which the organisation operates. PGE cares for a constructive and transparent dialogue with independent market regulators and supervisors.
PGE Group operates in an extremely complex and changing regulatory environment. On-going monitoring of legislative processes and active participation in the dialogue with circles responsible for lawmaking, both in Poland and in the European Union, is a necessary element for conducting effective business activity and meeting the expectations of PGE Group’s stakeholders. This activity directly translates into building the Group’s value.
PGE strives to raise public awareness of the problems and challenges of the electricity sector. It is a natural partner for discussions with legislators, central and local administrations. PGE’s experts analyse the consequences of regulatory and political decisions in the energy area. PGE Group shares its observations and analyses within existing frameworks for dialogue with the administration and lawmakers. PGE also takes an active part in the work of institutions trying to draw attention to issues important to the company and the entire energy industry.
PGE is a member of a number of energy industry organisations and also presents its opinions through them. This ensures that positions are balanced and take into account the viewpoints of all organisation members.
The issue of PGE Group companies’ membership in industry organisations is regulated by the „Good practices in cooperation with national and international industry organisations”, which are annexed to the internal General Procedure for Regulatory Management. Industry organisations are recognised as organisations, associations or chambers of commerce which have the energy sector in their scope of activity.
|No.||Key national and international industry organisations of which PGE Group companies are members
(as at December 31, 2022)
|Type of organisation||Membership of PGE Group company||Representation on the organisation’s governing bodies|
|1.||Polish Committee for Electricity (PKEE)||national||PGE SA||Number of members: 4
President of the Governing Board of the PKEE Vice President of the Governing Board of the PKEE
Member of the Governing Board of the PKEE
Member and Secretary of the PKEE Governing Board
|2.||Eurelectric – indirect membership via Polish Committee for Electricity (PKEE)||international||PGE SA||Lack of PGE Group representatives in the authorities of the organisation|
|3.||Association of Polish Electricians (SEP)||national||PGE SA, PGE GIEK, PGE Dystrybucja and PGE Energia Ciepła||Lack of PGE Group representatives in the authorities of the organisation|
|4.||Energy Trading Association (TOE)||national||PGE SA and PGE Obrót SA||
Number of members: 2
Vice-President of the TOE Management Board
|5.||Polish Association of Listed Companies (SEG)||national||PGE SA and ZEW KOGENERACJA SA||Lack of PGE Group representatives in the authorities of the organisation|
|6.||Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers (ZPP)||national||PGE SA||Lack of PGE Group representatives in the authorities of the organisation|
|7.||Union of Polish Energy Employers (ZPPE)||national||PGE SA, PGE GIEK, PGE Dystrybucja, PGE Energia Odnawialna and PGE Energia Ciepła||Number of members: 1
President of the Management Board of ZPEP
|8.||European Energy Forum (EEF)||international||PGE SA||Lack of PGE Group representatives in the authorities of the organisation|
|9.||Eurogas||international||PGE SA||Lack of PGE Group representatives in the authorities of the organisation|
|10.||European Roundtable on Climate Change and Sustainable Transition (ERCST)||international||PGE SA||Lack of PGE Group representatives in the authorities of the organisation|
|11.||Economic Society of Polish Power Plants (TGPE)||national||PGE GIEK||
Number of members: 2
President of the Management Board, TGPE
|12.||Polish Society of Professional Heat and Power Plants (PTEZ)||national||PGE GIEK, PGE Energia Ciepła, ZEW KOGENERACJA SA and EC Zielona Góra SA||
Number of members: 4
President of the Management Board, PTEZ
Vice-President of the Management Board, PTEZ
|13.||The Union of Employers: Association of Lignite Miners (ZP PPWB)||national||PGE GIEK||
Number of members: 2
President of the Management Board, ZP PPWB
Vice-President of the Management Board, ZP PPWB
|14.||European Association of Coal and Lignite (EURACOAL) – indirect membership through the Employers’ Union of the Lignite Producers’ Association (ZP PPWB)||international||PGE GIEK||
Lack of PGE Group representatives in the authorities of the organisation
|15.||Polish District Heating Chamber of Commerce (IGCP)||national||PGE Energia Ciepła, ZEW KOGENERACJA SA, PGE Toruń and SA EC Zielona Góra SA||Number of members: 2
Chairperson IGCP Board Member IGCP Board
|16.||Polish Society for Transmission and Distribution of Electricity (PTPiREE)||national||PGE Dystrybucja||Number of members: 2
Vice President of the Management Board of PTPiREE
Member of the Management Board of PTPiREE
|17.||European Distribution System Operators (E.DSO)||international||PGE Dystrybucja||
Number of members: 1
Member of the Board of Directors E.DSO
|18.||EU DSO Entity||international||PGE Dystrybucja||
Number of members: 1
Member of the Board of Directors of the EU DSO
|19.||Cogen Europe||international||PGE Energia Ciepła||Lack of PGE Group representatives in the authorities of the organisation|
|20.||Polish Offshore Wind Energy Society (PTMEW)||national||PGE Baltica sp. z o.o.||Lack of PGE Group representatives in the authorities of the organisation|
|21.||Polish Wind Energy Association (PSEW)||national||PGE Baltica sp. z o.o. and PGE Energia Odnawialna||Lack of PGE Group representatives in the authorities of the organisation|
|22.||WindEurope (WE)||international||PGE Baltica sp. z o.o.||Lack of PGE Group representatives in the authorities of the organisation|
|23.||Hydropower Plant Society (TEW)||national||PGE Energia Odnawialna||
Number of members: 1
Member of the Management Board, TEW
|24.||European Coal Combustion Products Association (ECOBA) – indirect membership by the Polish Union of By-Products of Combustion||international||PGE Ekoserwis SA||Number of members: 1
Member of ECOBA Board
|25.||Polish Union of By-Products of Combustion (PU UPS)||national||PGE Ekoserwis SA||
Number of members: 2
President of the Management Board, PU UPS, and Vice-President of the Management Board, PU UPS
|26.||Association of Producers of Energy from Waste (SPEO)||national||PGE Energia Ciepła||Lack of PGE Group representatives in the authorities of the organisation|
As the largest energy company in Poland, PGE is aware of the importance of decisions concerning the future of energy which are taken at the European level.
PGE Group is present on the international forum and actively participates in institutional dialogue which supports the idea of mutual understanding. Constructive exchange of arguments and views leads to compromise. A significant amount of activity is carried out through PGE SA’s Office in Brussels and through PGE’s membership in the Polish Electricity Committee (PKEE), which brings together representatives of the industry in Poland.
The President of the Management Board of PGE SA, Wojciech Dąbrowski, is also the President of the PKEE Management Board. Moreover, through the PKEE, PGE actively participates in the works of the international organisation EURELECTRIC, representing the interests of the power sector at the European level. In February 2023, the PKEE Management Board adopted a resolution appointing Wanda Buk, Vice President of the Management Board of PGE SA for Regulatory Affairs, as the PKEE representative on the EURELECTRIC Board of Directors.
The growing need for direct dialogue with the European community led PGE SA to open its own office in Brussels in April 2019, remaining a member of the PKEE. The main role of the PGE SA Office in Brussels is to increase PGE Group’s activity in matters related to implemented and planned EU energy and climate regulations.
At the same time, the Office supports the implementation of the company’s strategic goals and objectives, which ensure the long-term growth of PGE Group’s value in the face of changing political and economic conditions in the EU electricity market.
Dialogue with shareholders
In 2022, PGE SA conducted multi-channel communication with capital market participants – through the website and a dedicated Investor Relations tab, email correspondence to investors following significant events in PGE Group, meetings with analysts and investors.
After the pandemic, the company gradually returned to participating in stationary investor conferences both in Poland, Europe and the United States. In May 2022, PGE SA participated for the first time in the WallStreet conference organised by the Association of Individual Investors, taking part in the debate 'National champions in the face of price shocks and major economic turbulence. Will they come out stronger or weaker?” and presenting PGE Group during the „Shareholder Forum”.
The WallStreet conference was also an opportunity to talk to individual investors, exchange experiences in the area of investor relations and ESG with other listed companies, stock market educators, as well as financial journalists. Each time before the publication of an interim report, PGE SA published earnings estimates, together with information on one-off events.
In addition, a presentation detailing the estimated results and key factors influencing the year-on-year change in results was published on the website. Following the publication of interim results, the company held four Management Board conferences for journalists and analysts to discuss the operating and financial results for the period and the company’s growth prospects.
The conferences were also broadcast live on the Internet, with the transcript of the broadcast subsequently posted on the corporate website. An opportunity was provided each time for participants to ask questions.
- result presentations with the analyst’s package and presentation supplement in the form of an xls file,
- periodically updated investor presentation,
- presentation on the takeover of PKP Energetyka SA by PGE SA,
- presentation from the WallStreet retail investor conference,
- editable xls-format file with financial and operational data, presented as a time series from the first quarter of 2011 until the last reporting period,
- consensus of analysts’ forecasts,
- calendar of events.
With a view to transparency in the implementation of the idea of sustainable development and the presentation of the company’s impact on its environment, PGE Group’s Integrated Report has been published online. The report for 2021 is available at https://raportzintegrowany2021.gkpge.pl/en/
Dialogue with stakeholders by companies
In the area of dialogue with external stakeholders, PGE Group companies organise meetings with representatives of local authorities and conduct social consultations accompanying investments. They also hold meetings with potential contractors or workshops for contractors from the power and energy sector.
Dialogue with PGE Dystrybucja’s business partners
In 2022, PGE Dystrybucja was carrying out many investments in the electricity network in the area of operation of all the company’s branches.
Therefore, despite the absence of Energy Forums, i.e. meetings with local government officials held every two years in all branches of the company (the previous one was held in 2021), dialogue with representatives of local governments as natural partners in investment processes was conducted on a large scale.
More than one and a half thousand operational meetings were held in all branches of the company with these partners who are important to the company. The meetings concerned both ongoing investments and the development plans of the power grid and the plans of the municipalities, with particular emphasis on investments made with the support of EU funds. In the past year, a particularly important group of stakeholders were the company’s existing and potential service contractors.
Meetings with this group of stakeholders were held in each of the branches, and remote workshops were held at the company’s headquarters, attended by almost 500 contractors. The participants became acquainted with the scope of investments planned for the coming years, as well as with the requirements of tender proceedings conducted in PGE Dystrybucja. Representatives of the company presented the company’s technical potential and planned operational works in the form of a video transmission.
They also discussed key investment programs, such as the cabling of the grid and the implementation of remote reading meters, as well as the Health, Safety and Compliance rules applicable in PGE Dystrybucja when working with contractors. With a view to expanding and consolidating good business relations, during the Energetics Energy Fair in Lublin, the PGE Dystrybucja stand was dedicated precisely to contractors who had previously received invitations to the „PGE Dystrybucja Zone for Contractors”.
During the three days of the fair, the zone was visited by dozens of representatives of companies cooperating or interested in starting cooperation.
In 2022, PGE Dystrybucja strengthened its cooperation with the Territorial Defence Forces (WOT). Nine agreements on cooperation with WOT brigades in the area of operation of all branches of the company were signed. As part of the cooperation, joint exercises were held by power engineers and the WOT simulating a critical situation – power supply failure in designated facilities. Power supply was restored by connecting a Container Field Power Plant.
Exercises were conducted in Radzyń Podlaski, Ustrzyki Dolne, Radom and Radomsko. Further joint activities are planned. Regular cooperation is also taking place with fire brigade units.
Cooperation between PGE Energia Ciepła and local authorities
District heating has a key impact on the fight against low-scale emissions in Polish cities. For years, PGE Energia Ciepła’s CHPs have been supporting local governments in the fight for clean air. The branches of the PGE Energia Ciepła company, together with local governments, engage in information and education campaigns on connecting buildings to the district heating network. Energy and heat conservation was also an important theme in 2022.
PGE Toruń has been cooperating with the city in many areas for years.
The Toruń company supports the improvement of energy efficiency in municipal buildings (a contract has been signed to carry out a power analysis and assess the technical condition of nodes in municipal buildings). Under the aegis of the Regional Energy and Environmental Protection Agency, the Municipality of Toruń and PGE Toruń, a training course on heat and energy conservation was conducted in 2022 for more than 100 Toruń directors and managers of educational facilities – municipal schools, kindergartens and nurseries. On an ongoing basis, there is operational cooperation with the local government related to connecting buildings to the district heating network or upgrading heat pipelines in the city. On an ongoing basis, PGE Toruń cooperates with the local government on updating documents important and strategic for Toruń in relation to the supply of heat to the City of Toruń.
PGE Energia Ciepła’s Wybrzeże branch is cooperating with the City of Gdynia on the program „Thermovision, or how to seal a household budget”. Its sixth edition was launched in 2022. Owners, managers and administrators of residential buildings located in Gdynia could submit their properties for participation in the project. Thermal imaging surveys, which are completely free of charge for residents, were carried out in winter, from November 1, 2022 to the end of February 2023.
For the seventh time PGE Energia Ciepła, together with the City of Gdynia and heat distributor OPEC, organised a seminar for property managers in Gdynia. It was an excellent opportunity to discuss the advantages of connecting to the city’s district heating network, as well as how to reduce energy consumption and save energy in the face of current energy challenges.
The Zielona Góra CHP supports the city in the fight against smog by implementing investments as part of the Integrated Territorial Investment Strategy – developed by the Mayor of the City for the Urban Functioning Area of Zielona Góra.
The CHP supplies electricity to power the electric bus base of the Municipal Transport Company. The City of Zielona Góra signed a letter of intent with Zielona Góra Combined Heat and Power Plant and Enea Operator concerning cooperation to ensure the energy security of the region. Thanks to the initiative, the Zielona Góra agglomeration will be more energy secure during possible weather anomalies or hurricanes.
PGE Energia Ciepła’s Kraków branch is working with the city in the preparation of „Assumptions for the plan for supplying the municipality of Kraków with heat, electricity and gas fuels for 2023-2038.” An updated version of the document „Heat map 2022” has been developed and published – which is an essential tool for both the heat distributor (to plan necessary network investments) and the heat producers (to plan investments, renovations).
In addition, the Kraków Branch organised a workshop entitled „Heat supply planning and operation of large district heating systems on the example of the city of Kraków” with the participation of representatives of the Ministry of Climate, the City Hall, PGE Energia Ciepła and MPEC.
Zespół Elektrociepłowni Wrocławskich KOGENERACJA SA has been cooperating with the local government of Siechnice for many years. After signing a letter of intent in 2019 on the revitalisation of the historic buildings of the current Czechnica CHP after it was decommissioned, a shareholders’ agreement was signed, and at the end of 2022 the Siechnice City Council passed a resolution to create the company „Siechnice Nowa Energia”, in which KOGENERACJA will take a 50% stake, becoming a co-owner of the entity.
The aim of the company will be to prepare a plan for the revitalisation of the area of the current plant. Both parties hope that, in this way, the more than 20-year-old buildings will continue to serve the local community, although in a slightly different, broader dimension. KOGENERACJA is also in constant dialogue with the Wrocław Municipality in the context of looking for new solutions for the implementation of low- and zero-emission sources in the Wrocław area.
The Gorzów branch of PGE Energia Ciepła has been working with the local government for many years.
After signing a letter of intent on the construction of the waste-to-energy incinerator with the mayor of Gorzów Wielkopolski in 2021, cyclical meetings are held between the two parties to pursue the investment. The Branch’s employees also meet with the city authorities and the main customers regarding heat tariffchanges. During the talks, the situation of the Gorzów district heating sector is transparently discussed. The process allows for greater understanding and for building relationships in times of crisis with key stakeholders.
Dialogue for a just transition
PGE Górnictwo i Energetyka Konwencjonalna carried out a number of activities aimed, among other things, at reliably informing stakeholders about the energy transition at the Bełchatów and Turów Complexes.
In the case of the Turów complex, as part of the information campaign in connection with the ongoing concession process, PGE GiEK, among other things, posted current information on the Turów Mine on a dedicated website www.turow2044.pl, which was established in December 2020 as a multilingual website dedicated to the Turów Mine and Power Plant. The website contains information on the activities of the Turów power complex in the context of the current coal mining concession.
- supporting synergy measures between citizens and local authorities in the Border Triangle,
- organisation of the 2nd edition of the conference: „A common future for mining regions located in the PL-CZ-DE tri-border area. Economy, Society, Environment” dedicated to future cross-border cooperation in the context of agreements and mutual relations between Poland, the Czech Republic and Germany and the transformation of the lignite sector in the current European energy crisis. The conference discussed the results of an international study on Polish-Czech cross-border cooperation in the context of the Turów Mine. The debate focused on assessing the impact of the current situation on cooperation between the neighbouring three countries, particularly in the Nisa Euroregion, and on issues related to the energy transformation of the lignite sector in the context of the energy crisis caused by Russia’s aggression towards Ukraine. The future of the Turów Mine and nearby lignite mines located in the Czech Republic and Germany was also discussed, as well as cross-border arrangements in the context of mutual relations. The debates were attended by local government officials and energy experts from Poland, the Czech Republic and Germany.
- meetings with specialists from the World Bank, an institution that supports Poland in its efforts to achieve a fair transformation of the coal sector, including helping the Lower Silesian Voivodship to plan the region’s economic diversification,
- the ongoing publication of information material aimed at understanding the local significance of the Turošov complex, the role it plays in the national energy system and its impact on the wider security of the border area,
- transparent communication of the ongoing process of continuing lignite mining at the Turów Mine. The environmental decision became final after a decision was issued by a higher authority on September 30, 2022. The decision of the General Director of Environmental Protection dated September 30, 2022 has been made available and translated into Czech and German. The document confirms that the Turów mine engages in mining operations in accordance with the provisions of Polish and European law,
- Dialogue with EU institutions.
- partnership between PGE GiEK and the Bełchatowsko-Kleszczowski Industrial and Technological Park, as part of which the 'Transition and regional economic development’ project was implemented. The project assumed the elaboration of development directions crucial for the energy transition of the Piotrków and Sieradz sub-regions and was addressed to residents, local government officials, representatives of business and social organisations. Three meetings were held as part of this project,
- cooperation with local authorities – supporting activities within the framework of corporate social responsibility that improve the quality of life of local communities, involvement in many interesting and significant initiatives, both sporting and cultural, within which PGE GiEK’s mining and manufacturing operations are carried out,
In 2022, PGE Baltica organised two workshops-presentations for potential suppliers and subcontractors. In April, PGE Baltica representatives, together with Ørsted, presented the project and the most important upcoming tenders and answered any questions that arose. The virtual event was attended by nearly 800 representatives of potential suppliers, subcontractors and other entities interested in cooperation in the implementation of the Baltica Offshore Wind Farm, including more than 500 from Poland. In turn, in June 2022, during the PWEA industry conference in Serock, PGE Baltica, together with its Danish partner, held presentations and workshops on quality and safety at work, where they focused on the requirements and standards in this area that potential contractors must meet.
PGE Baltica meets on an on-going basis with the authorities of the Choczewo municipality, where the infrastructure related to the power evacuation will be built. In March 2022, a series of information meetings was organised with residents in several villages in the Choczewo municipality to provide information on the future investment. PGE Baltica, together with other investors, was also involved in the creation and implementation of the Choczewo – Wind Driven Municipality program. This initiative, based on on-going cooperation with local residents, aims to involve them in the creation and implementation of ideas for change in their immediate environment. Investors co-finance the most interesting ideas of residents in several thematic areas, while also educating them about offshore wind energy. As part of the program, several meetings were held with residents, including a workshop to present the program’s objectives and prepare for the submission of applications.
PGE Baltica is also meeting with the authorities of Ustka, where an operations and service base for PGE Group’s offshore wind farms will be built. In October, during a conference held in Ustka, the company presented, among other things, plans for the construction of the service base to the city authorities and representatives of regional and national authorities. In November, PGE Baltica organised an information meeting for the lessees of the land part of the port areas where the service infrastructure will be built.
PGE Energia Ciepła organised a workshop for contractors from the energy industry and associated industries where it presented its planned investments and rules for the proper preparation of tender procedures based on the public procurement law. Participants in the workshop, which was attended by more than 500 people from dozens of companies, had the opportunity to learn about PGE’s internal procedures and the tools with which PGE Energia Ciepła’s tender proceedings are conducted, namely procurement portals. Workshops for contractors also provided an opportunity for open discussion, exchange of good practices and discussion of the most common problems encountered when submitting tender applications.
PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna also co-organised a health and safety workshop for potential and current contractors in the district heating segment at PGE National Stadium in 2022.
Webinars for institutional customers
Another webinar, which was held on two dates due to high interest, concerned the provisions of the Solidarity Shield. The topic of the meeting with representatives of local authorities and institutional customers was the law on emergency measures to limit the amount of electricity prices and support for certain consumers in 2023.
The webinar was attended by approx. 450 representatives of local authorities and institutions that purchase energy under the public procurement procedure. A PGE Group company is the leading energy seller in this segment.
In September 2022, PGE Obrót also co-organised an energy debate on the popularity and development of renewable energy sources.