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Green electricity from PKP Energetyka S.A. in McDonald’s restaurants in Poland

PKP Energetyka S.A., the fifth largest electricity seller on the market, has concluded an electricity sales contract with McDonald’s Poland for restaurants in the entire chain in Poland. Electricity will be supplied to corporate facilities of the chain as well as franchise partnerships. All corporate facilities will be supplied with electricity generated using renewable energy sources (RES).

The concluded contract is the largest transaction for the sales of green electricity in the history of PKP Energetyka S.A. Such a solution is consistent  with the eco-minded policy applied by McDonald’s, being an important addition to current actions taken by the company within optimisation of management of energy consumption and waste recycling.

”More and more companies in Poland decide to use eco-minded solutions, also when purchasing electricity. Using RES electricity enables protection of the environment by a reduction of CO2 emissions into the atmosphere, ” says Wojciech Szwankowski, member of the Management Board of PKP Energetyka S.A. “PKP Energetyka has been developing on the green electricity sales market year after year. In cooperation with McDonald’s Poland, we enter into 2015 with a conclusion of the biggest contract so far for supply of electricity generated using RES. We find it to be a good outlook for the entire year.

 ”In the course of consistent actions to protect the environment, we attempt to identify all areas in which modern solutions beneficial for the environment can be applied. Specific examples of such actions are as follows: schemes aimed at reduction of water and energy consumption, initiatives for waste segregation and recycling, projects promoting eco-minded habits among our employees and guests. The cooperation with PKP Energetyka S.A. in the scope of supply of RES electricity is another valuable initiative, which confirms priorities of our eco-minded strategy”,  says Tomasz Kurpiewski, Manager of the Environment Protection Department at McDonald’s Poland.

PKP Energetyka S.A. continues to develop its competency in construction of photovoltaic panels. Last year, for instance, panels were installed on roofs of the modernised traction substation in Świercze, on the roof of the Health Centre in Rumia. Moreover, an on-grid type system is being constructed in Sopot; the system is connected to the power grid operated at up to 40 kW.

In Poland, renewable energy sources satisfy approx. 11% (data for 2012, Source: Eurostat) of power demand. The European Union assumes there will be 20 per cent share of green electricity in the final consumption by 2020. In 2015, Poland should attain the 15% threshold. The development of RES use is one of the most important directions within the Polish Energy Policy to be accomplished by 2030.

Last modified: 2/29/2016