Renewable Energy Systems in Healthcare Facilities in the Mazowieckie Voivodship

Project completed
Hospital complex in Central Poland
In the Mazovian Voivodshop in Central Poland, the sanitary hot water of 12 hospitals will be produced with solar systems financed through the Swiss Contribution. The photo shows the Niekłańska hospital in Warsaw. © SECO

The project is situated in the Mazowieckie Voivodship in Central Poland, the largest and most populous Voivodship in Poland. Accordingly, the consumption of fossil fuels is very high, which results in significant emissions of greenhouse gases. Since health care facilities consume a significant amount of energy, the project aims to decrease emissions and environmental pollution by introducing renewable energy sources for hot water production in 12 healthcare facilities in the Mazowieckie region.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Poland
Protecting the environment
Energy efficiency and renewable energy
01.09.2010 - 15.02.2017
CHF 9'205'323

Note: the texts under all the headings, with the exception of 'Results achieved', describe the situation before the start of the project.

Background

The project is situated in the Mazowieckie Voivodship in Central Poland. The Mazowieckie Voivodship is the largest and most populous Voivodship in Poland. Accordingly, the con sumption of fossil fuels is very high, which results in significant emissions of greenhouse gases. While high emission levels and dust particle concentration partly result from industrial activity, transport and residential activities (heating), the energy consumption of public entities also substantially adds to air pollution. The project's overall objective is to improve energy efficiency and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by introducing renewable energy sources in a total of twelve health care facilities located in eight cities in the Mazowieckie Voivodship.

Objectives

The goal of the project is to decrease emissions and
environmental pollution by the introduction of renewable energy sources for hot water production in 12 healthcare facilities in the Mazowieckie region.

Target groups

The direct beneficiaries are the municipalities owning the health care facilities participating in the project. They will particularly benefit from reduced energy costs as less conventional fuel needs to be purchased. Indirect beneficiaries are the users of the health care facilities, i.e. patients, visitors, people who work there and people living in the vicinity of the health care facilities.

Activities
  • Preparation of hospitals in view of the installation of solar systems (removing old coal storage sheds and greeneries as well as renovation and reinforcement of roofs
  • Purchase and installation of solar systems
  • Modernization and renovation of boiler houses
Results

Achieved results:  

  • Solar systems installed on 12 hospitals

  • The installed systems cover 35-50% of the energy demand during the summer and 10% during the winter.

  • Substantial reduction of CO, CO2, SO2, NOx and dust emissions achieved.


Directorate/federal office responsible SECO
Credit area Swiss Contribution to the enlarged EU
Project partners Contract partner
  • National Coordination Unit
  • Polish Ministry of Development

Implementing partner
Mazowieckie Voivodship

Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF   9'205'323 Swiss disbursement to date CHF   8'596'267
Project phases Phase 15 01.07.2011 - 31.12.2016   (Completed) Phase 14 01.09.2010 - 31.03.2017   (Completed)

Phase 12 01.09.2010 - 15.02.2017   (Completed)

Phase 11 20.07.2010 - 31.03.2017   (Completed) Phase 10 20.07.2010 - 31.12.2016   (Completed) Phase 9 20.07.2010 - 31.03.2017   (Completed) Phase 6 23.12.2009 - 31.01.2015   (Completed) Phase 4 25.02.2010 - 31.12.2016   (Completed) Phase 3 19.05.2010 - 31.12.2016   (Completed) Phase 2 27.01.2010 - 31.03.2017   (Completed)