Does Poland need nuclear energy?

The debate on nuclear energy is one of the hottest topics currently attracting the attention of the public, energy transition experts and representatives of the scientific, political and business communities. But what does Poland’s economy need? What role should nuclear energy play in the overall electricity system and how can this sector develop, taking into account European policy, current trends, expectations and technological progress?

Wojciech Wrochna discussed these questions with his guests on the second day of the Future Energy Congress.

Future Energy Congress 2024

This is one of the most exciting industry events focusing on energy transition, decarbonisation and renewable energy.

During this unique event, representatives from business, academia and the public sector have the opportunity to discuss the most pressing issues facing the energy market. This year our firm was represented by Wojciech Wrochna and Bartosz Brzyski. The event is organised by the Association “With energy about law”.

It was the third time that we were a partner of this conference. In addition, we had the pleasure of moderating one of the main panels, this year devoted to the importance of nuclear energy for the Polish economy. The guests of the panel moderated by Wojciech Wrochna were Dr Łukasz Młynarkiewicz, Tomasz Nowacki, Dr Dawid Piekarz, Damian Ołdziejewski and Adam Rajewski.

Everyone agreed that Poland needs nuclear power. The problem is how to speed up the implementation of such projects. Modern nuclear reactors are essential for energy security, and will also play a key role in the energy transition by replacing traditional fossil fuel power plants with new carbon-free energy sources. However, there is a need to consider how to reconcile the operation of nuclear technologies (both large NPPs and SMRs) and RES to deliver real benefits to consumers and the system.

The full discussion can be found here.

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Bartosz Brzyski

Wojciech Wrochna

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Wojciech Wrochna, LL.M.

Wojciech Wrochna, LL.M.

Partner, Head of Energy, Infrastructure & Environment Practices Group

+48 734 189 743