TAURON Dystrybucja is a company conducting sales of electricity distribution services in TAURON Capital Group and, pursuant to the decision of the President of ERO, it is a Distribution System Operator (DSO) operating under the natural monopoly conditions.
The regulated market on which TAURON Dystrybucja is operating includes the operations of 5 large distribution system operators (DSOs) that are subject to the full regulatory model. Each DSO is operating on the territory defined in the license. Following changes to the law, also more than a hundred of small distribution system operators are operating on this market that have a small market share, with respect to which the President of ERO is applying a simplified regulatory model. Their operations are local, based on the technical infrastructure held. One of the larger entities holding a license for the distribution operations nationwide is PKP Energetyka sp. z o.o.
TAURON Dystrybucja is providing electricity distribution services for approx. 5,714,000 final consumers. The above company covers with its operations the area of about 57 thousand km2, located mainly in the Lower Silesia, Małopolska, Opole and Silesia regions and, in addition, in the Łódź, Podkarpacie and Świętokrzyskie regions.
The operational functions are performed by 11 branches located in: Bielsko-Biała, Będzin, Częstochowa, Gliwice, Jelenia Góra, Kraków, Legnica, Opole, Tarnów, Wałbrzych and Wrocław.
Sales to the tariff eligible consumers on individual voltage levels: high voltage (A group), medium voltage (B group) and low voltage (C,G,R), represent 96.7% of the distribution services sales volume. The total electricity volume supplied to the tariff eligible consumers connected to TAURON Dystrybucja’s grid in 2020, as part of the sales of distribution services, came in at 50.3 TWh (upward adjusted) and it was lower, as compared to 2019, by approximately 1.5 TWh, i.e. by -2.8%.
Structure of electricity distribution by tariff groups in 2020
Sales of the distribution services are carried out on the basis of the comprehensive agreements as well as the agreements on the provision of distribution services concluded with the consumers. The first type of the agreement covers both electricity supply by the companies of the Supply Segment as well as the delivery of this electricity by the company acting as a DSO. The second type of the agreement regulates only the delivery of electricity by the company acting as a DSO. In case of this type of agreements, the purchase of electricity is governed by separate electricity supply agreements, concluded by a consumer with the supplier selected thereby.