Towards energy transition and climate neutrality in the BSR municipalities

Meet our project partners - Municipality of Palecznica

14 November 2023
Technical details
Pałecznica is a rural municipality located in Malopolska Region, 40 km to the North from Krakow, around 3600 inhabitants, it covers 48km2. Pałecznica is very active in fields of energy efficiency, renewable energy and water treatment. PV installations for public and private buildings, heat pumps, private water treatment and ICT projects have been implemented by the municipality since 2013.

Through CommitClimate implementation Pałecznica expects increasing of energy efficiency and future promotion of renewable energy sources. Increase of climate neutrality and further energy transformation is one of the most important goals in local policy. Using the CommitClimate Simulator for calculating carbon footprint and modeling future energy scenarios will help in creation of new openings for the municipality sustainable development.

Some examples of Pałecznica’s experiences in other projects:

- co-financed by Małopolska Regional Operational Programme 2007 - 2013: 1. “Alternative energy sources for environment protection in Pałecznica Municipality”, total budget: 500 000€, finalized with 7 PV installations on public buildings); 2. ‘Air protection in Pałecznica through RES use in public buildings heating systems, budget: 413 750€, 4 heat pumps were installed; 3. ‘ICT infrastructure in Pałecznica - increasing accessibility of public administration’, budget: 175 750 €, comprehensive ICT installation in Municipality Hall.

- co-financed by The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD): 1. “Ground water protection through individual wastewater treatment systems, modernization of water constructions (pump-rooms) and new equipment for waterworks”, stage I with budget 1 210 000€ for 334 systems for private households, stage II: 159 000€, 39 systems and new water distribution network were done. 2. ‘Prosument - micro PV installations in Pałecznica’, budget: 185 000€, installation of 17 PV systems on private buildings (total: 59,5 kW) and 3 systems on public buildings (52,5 kW).

- Co-financed by Interreg Central Europe: “RURES (Promote the Sustainable Use of Renewable Resources and Energy Efficiency in Rural Regions)”, with total budget 2 169 295 € (for Pałecznica 199 070 €) with a pilot investment for intelligent and automatic water metering at water network.