The Diet passed the Solidarity Shield, which provides for a freeze on energy prices:
Up to 2,000 kWh per year for all households,
Up to 2,600 kWh per year for households with people with disabilities,
Up to 3,000 kWh per year for three-plus families - that is, families with a Large Family Card and farmers.
PLN 3,000 will be given to households using pellets or other types of biomass.
1000 zloty -heating with chunk wood.
500 zloty - with liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).
2,000 zlotys - with fuel oil.
The allowance will be available to households for which the main source of heating is a solid-fuel boiler, fireplace, "goat", air heater, cooking range, stove or tiled stove for solid fuel, or a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) boiler, or an oil-fired boiler.
The allowance will be paid according to the principle of one allowance per residential address.
Support will also be provided to companies whose business operations are threatened by the dynamic increase in energy and gas costs. Among other things, the solutions proposed in the Shield include accelerating the construction of so-called direct power lines. These can connect energy generation units, including in particular from renewable sources (e.g., a wind farm, hydroelectric dam, solar farm) directly to the consumer.
Excluded from the price freeze will be customers who have previously entered into market-based contracts that guarantee them a fixed price for electricity in 2023.