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The Division of Energy Economics

Head of Division

Jacek Kamiński

D. Sc., Eng. Jacek Kamiński, Associate Professor
Room no.: 209
Phone: (+48)12 617-16-64
Cell.: (+48) 606-757-839
Email: kaminski@min-pan.krakow.pl

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Who we are

The Division of Energy Economics specializes in developing decision support tools for the energy sector and modelling the complex technical and economic relations present in the energy industry (production, processing and energy consumption). The methods used in our division involve mathematical modelling and optimization (implemented in high-level programming languages) as well as statistics and data analysis. The projects carried out by our team members are mostly oriented towards applied research. Furthermore, we provide modern and innovative solutions for enterprises and public institutions whose activity requires the use of optimization methods and other tools to solve specific decision problems.

Employees

Our services

Thanks to our constant competence development, our division offers a wide range of “tailor-made” solutions including:

  • Development of decision-making support tools using high-level mathematical modelling methods,
  • Economic analyses of investment projects in the fuel and energy sectors,
  • Optimization using numerical and mathematical programming methods,
  • Energy market analyses,
  • Impact assessments of regulations at the level of  individual enterprises or across entire sectors,
  • Other studies/expert opinions in the field of energy markets, energy technologies, energy policies.

Scientific and research activity

The division conducts systems analyses that are primarily focused on the Polish energy sector. Our studies pay special attention to the impact that environmental policy tools have on the acquisition and management of primary energy carriers. Additionally, the division specializes in developing solutions for fuel and energy market entities, with a special focus on supporting the decision-making process through effective mathematical tools. The studies, analyses and reports developed in our department involve well-known methodologies that are used worldwide.

Research and development and service activities

In recent years, the division has successfully carried out over 30 scientific and consultancy projects for companies operating in the energy sector. The distinguishing feature of the projects carried out by the division is the interdisciplinary nature and comprehensiveness of the approaches used. The most important research and development projects implemented in recent years include:

  • Analysis of the financial consequences of the implementation of the capacity market in Poland (PGE S.A.),
  • Demand forecasts of bituminous coal in the domestic market by 2030, with particular emphasis on coal supplies for electricity, heat generation, and other customers (ARP − Industrial Development Agency),
  • Strategy development for the ENEA Capital Group − Partial Strategy in the area of production and wholesale electricity trade,
  • Analysis of the long-term development of the domestic electricity generation sector by 2050, aimed at updating the investment strategy of the ENEA Capital Group in the Generation Area,
  • Analysis of the economic effects of the development of a heat main with the use of advanced mathematical programming methods and economic effectiveness assessment of the investment by TAURON Ciepło Sp. z o.o.,
  • Forecast of steam coal demand in Poland developed for the Mining Chamber of Industry and Commerce,
  • Development of a model for the electricity market of seven Western European countries for the use of the European Commission − DG JRC/IPTS.

It is worth emphasizing that we have cooperated with leading energy companies in Poland (PGE Capital Group, ENEA CG, and TAURON Polska Energia Capital Group), European Commission bodies, foreign scientific and research institutes in Spain, France and Great Britain, national industry support agencies (ARP in Katowice and GIPH), consulting companies (Management Consultants Amplio and KPMG) and with the Academic Computer Centre − Cyfronet AGH.