Blackout. Can there be no electricity in Poland? URE and RCB announcements

  • The sense of the threat of a blackout is growing, among others in Austria, Germany and Spain
  • How will the situation in our country develop? “The current situation on European markets (…) may give rise to concern” – replied the ERO, asked by the portal
  • The Government Center for Security has tweeted a post with some tips on what to do in the event of a power failure
  • Meanwhile, the Poles went to the stores to buy home power generators. Over the last two weeks, customers have bought most of the assortment
  • More information can be found on the Onet homepage

The case of the impending blackout was raised, among others, by in Austria. The local government presented an information film to prepare residents for possible problems with electricity. A list of essential items in the event of a blackout has also been published. In turn, in Germany, in North Rhine-Westphalia, the Crisis Support Day was organized under the slogan “Blackout: what to do when nothing works”.

On the other hand, in Spain, the number of the so-called self-rescuers (survivalists) – people and even entire families preparing to survive in the expected extreme, i.e. extremely onerous conditions, which – according to them – may occur this winter. The COVID-19 pandemic, last year’s Filomena snowstorm, which paralyzed a large part of the country, the continuous increase in electricity prices, temporary shortages of various goods and, above all, the threat of the so-called blackout.

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Blackout and Poland. “The current situation may give rise to concern”

Is Poland also in danger of a blackout in 2021? Journalists of the portal asked the Energy Regulatory Office and the Ministry of Climate and Environment about it.

“The President of the Energy Regulatory Office monitors fuel supplies for the power industry. As of today, there is no threat to supplies, and based on daily reports, we can see that adequate, legally required reserves in the Polish power system are provided” – emphasizes Agnieszka Głośniewska, spokeswoman for the Energy Regulatory Office.

“However, the current situation on European markets, i.e. insufficient gas supplies and unused gas storage capacity, as well as high fuel prices, may give rise to concerns about a blackout or imposition of power consumption restrictions for the economy or end users. in Poland, a mechanism was introduced (by the Act of 2017 on the capacity market) to counteract the possibility of a blackout, ie the capacity market, “the spokeswoman pointed out.

The government’s Security Center on Thursday tweeted a post with some tips on what to do in the event of a power failure.

“Do you know what to do in the event of a blackout? Keep a flashlight, candles, first aid kit and documents in an easily accessible place. Equip a portable charger – the so-called POWERBANK. Protect food supplies that do not require electricity for storage and preparation” – we read.

However, the RCB reassured that “at the moment, Poland is not threatened by a blackout. The post is an educational and preventive measure.”

Blackout. The Poles went shopping

Fearing a possible blackout, Poles went to stores to buy home power generators. Over the past two weeks, customers have purchased almost the entire range of small aggregates. Those willing to buy a home power source must wait for the next deliveries, but there are many indications that it will be more expensive, informs Interia.

– We don’t have the goods right now. The next deliveries from manufacturers are scheduled at the end of January as soon as possible. The whole market was gone. There has just been some aggregate craze in the past two weeks. And we have nothing. Two weeks ago, we could choose something, and what happened in two weeks was like a whirlwind passed – one of the sellers told the portal.

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