Poland Member Committee

Polski Komitet Światowej Rady Energetycznej

Website: http://www.wec-pksre.pl/

The Polish Member Committee of the WEC has been active since the creation of the WEC in 1924, with the only break occurring during the Second World War. In the post-war period until 1997 the Polish Committee was functioning within the the energy ministry and was supervised by the energy ministers. In 1997 the Polish Committee of the World Energy Council was transformed into the self-governing association. The objective of the Polish MC WEC activity is to support the development and sustainable exploitation of national energy resources as well as to represent Polish energy sector in the WEC and to promote its achievements at the WEC forum.

Chair: Henryk Majchrzak

Henryk Majchrzak is the chair of the Polish Member Committee of the World Energy Council. He graduated as an electrical engineer and then obtained a PhD and an MBA in economics. He has been part of the professional energy engineering sector since the beginning of his career in 1986, and in 2005 he became President of the Management Board and General Director of BOT Elektrownia Opole S.A. He was then President of the Management Board of BOT Górnictwo i Energetyka S.A, before becoming Energy Department Director at the Ministry of Economy. He is currently President of the PSE Operator S.A. Management board. He is a Member of the Committee for Energy Sciences in Warsaw, Vice President of the Polish Society of Electricity Transmission and Distribution (PTPiREE), and a member of the Steering Committee for scientific research and development work in the area of security and defense (NCBiR).

Secretary: Mariusz Krupa

Mariusz Krupa is Secretary of the Polish Member Committee of the World Energy Council. He is an electricity industry expert with strong educational background. He graduated from the Silesian University of Technology with a master of science in power engineering. Mr Krupa also successfully completed the Executive MBA programme in cooperation with the London Business School, HEC School of Management Paris and Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration. From the beginning, his professional life has been closely connected with the electricity transmission sector. He currently works for PSE Innowacje which is a subsidiary of the Polish Transmission System Operator where he is responsible for implementing innovations into operation by pilot and commercial projects. Mr. Krupa has profound experience in project and programme management confirmed by the British Office of Government Commerce certificates – PRINCE2 and MSP as well as the knowledge management skills. His professional areas of interest are: electricity markets, balancing mechanism, ancillary services, smart grid and demand response. Mr Krupa is also the secretary of the Polish National Committee of the Conseil International des Grands Reseaux Electriques (CIGRE).

Publications by the member committee:

Energy sector of the world and Poland  (December 2014)

In the study “Energy sector of the world and Poland – beginnings, development, present state”, the Polish Member Committee elaborates the development of the energy sector of the world and Poland, starting from the middle of 19th century, and reviewing in more detail the period after the Second World War and the first decade of 21st century.