Environmental impact
PSE endeavours to reconcile the reliable and efficient operation of the power system with its development whilst respecting the natural environment.

Our every power project meets the legal requirements for the impact of extra-high voltage infrastructure on the environment.

Polish safety standards for electric and magnetic field impact for areas intended for housing and locations accessible to the public are among the most restrictive in the world.

Integrated environmental, health and safety management system

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The directions of our company’s activity in the field of environmental protection are determined by the Integrated Environmental, Health and Safety Management System Policy. The effective implementation of the integrated system was confirmed by a relevant certificate issued for the period from 13 July 2020 to 23 July 2021 (update of the certificate of 18 July 2018 related to the adoption of the PN-ISO 45001 standard for OHS).
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By maintaining the integrated management system, PSE voluntarily declares that it will reconcile the reliable and efficient operation of the power system with its development whilst respecting the natural environment and public interest. To achieve the above objectives, our organisation has committed itself to:
  • preventing environmental pollution,
  • continuously seeking to improve environmental protection through measures including the identification of hazards
  • and risk management,
  • monitoring the working environment for environmental safety,
  • complying with the requirements of laws and other requirements applicable to the company,
  • improving employees’ skills, empowering their roles and engaging them in activities promoting the environmental health,
  • developing and upgrading the network infrastructure in such a manner as to ensure the preservation of landscape, protected areas and areas of particular natural value.
A review of areas of potential impact of the company on nature, carried out in 2019, confirmed that environmental aspects had been identified correctly.
Significant environmental aspects:
  • electromagnetic field emissions,
  • noise emissions,
  • sewage and stormwater discharge into the ground and into waters (in emergency situations),
  • generation of waste,
  • hazardous substance spill (in an emergency situation).
The main activities carried out in the environmental area in 2019 included an audit of oil separation systems at electrical substations, testing the protective properties of water-soluble varnishing systems for anti-corrosion protection of supporting structures, and an analysis of available technical solutions which allow the use of SF6 gas to be discontinued in PSE equipment. All activities in the environmental area were carried out as planned.
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In 2019, as in previous years, no fines were imposed on PSE for non-compliance with laws and regulations on environmental protection.
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Monetary value of fines and total number of non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with environmental laws and regulations
2019 2018
Total monetary value of fines for non-compliance with environmental laws and regulations 0 0
Number of non-monetary, administrative and court sanctions imposed on the organisation for non-compliance with environmental protection laws and regulations, including: 0 0
– international declarations/conventions/treaties as well as national, regional, and local regulations 0 0
– voluntary environmental agreements with regulatory bodies that are considered binding and developed as a substitute for implementing new regulation 0 0
Cases brought against the organisation by dispute resolution bodies supervised by government authorities 0 0