53. Operational risk

The commercial operational risk is managed at the level of the TAURON Group, as described in section 3.3 of the Management Board’s report on the activities of TAURON Polska Energia S.A. and TAURON Capital Group for the financial year 2020. The Group manages its commercial risk following the Commercial risk management policy in the TAURON Group, which has introduced an early warning system in addition to a system of limiting the exposure to risk in various commercial areas.

Companies of the Group are exposed to adverse effects of risks related to changes in cash flows and financial performance in the domestic currency due to changes in prices of goods in the open market position. The Group’s exposure to commodity price risk is reflected in the volume of purchases of basic raw materials and commodities, which include hard coal, gas and energy. The volume and costs of purchases of basic raw materials from suppliers outside the Group are shown in the table below.

Table 1

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Fuel type Unit 2020 2019
Volume Purchase cost Volume Purchase cost
Coal tonne 2,814,471 702,943 3,809,329 1,002,443
Gas MWh 3,965,153 331,111 3,498,481 345,742
Electricity MWh 32,036,767 8,092,668 32,326,975 7,906,677
Heat energy GJ 4,769,991 209,438 5,718,634 226,430
Total 9,336,160 9,481,292