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Commune of Niepolomice

Responsible project manager: Stanislaw Nowacki


Commune of Niepołomice

The municipality of Niepołomice has an area of 95 square kilometers, less than one third of which is occupied by the town. The population is over 22,000 people, half of them living in Niepołomice. The city could be characterized as dispersed, residential area (corresponding to suburban quarters or small satellite towns of bigger cities). Today Niepołomice is one of the most rapidly developing municipalities in Poland. Thanks to its favorable location, good infrastructure and the initiatives of local self-government, it has become a place where over twenty large corporations including Coca-Cola, MAN, Royal-Canin, Nidec or Oknoplast run their business. Apart from that, there are over 1300 businesses registered in Niepołomice.

Together with development of the local economy, also the quality of life of inhabitants is growing, which is visible on the electricity and heat consumption per end user – Niepolomice achieved the value which is very close to the average EU (3000 kWh) and almost twice as large as average value for Poland.

The town of Niepołomice and commune is carrying out a lot of projects mainly in the fields of energy, transport, infrastructure and forest. Experienced staff gives certainly of implementing the activities of the PEA project in a proper way. Niepołomice is ready to adopt experiences made by other partners as well as contribute to the overall gain of knowledge by conducting own studies and elaborating strategies.

Together whit AGH University of Science and Technology (PP17) Niepołomice (PP18) is working on small scale renewable energy pilot system will be installed in public building (appr. 150 sq. m), located in Niepołomice. It is configured to provide thermal and electrical energy during day (PVT panels) and night (hydrogen cell). Part of the electricity produced at day time will be consumed by electrolyser to generate hydrogen and store it in the tank. At night, the hydrogen cell will use stored fuel to generate heat and electric power. The pilot installation will give the opportunity to examine economical, ecological and social results of renewable energy sources utilization instead of fossil fuels in the building in popular size.