The Energy Efficiency Act of 20 May 2016 (“Act”), which came into force on 1 October 2016, introduced mandatory energy audits into Polish law as a requirement of the Energy Efficiency Directive. Under the Act a business entity must carry out its first energy audit within twelve months of the Act entering into force and then every four years thereafter. Business entities should inform the President of the Energy Regulatory Office (“President of ERO”) about energy audits conducted within 30 days of the completion of the audit.

To facilitate this, last week the President of ERO published an auxiliary notification template (“notification form”) which business entities may use. The notification form contains, among other things, fields for detailed information on the audited business entity, the date the energy audit was finalised and average savings made on energy consumption. The notification form is applicable to energy audits carried out for the purposes of the Act as well as to business entities with an energy management system or environmental management system specified in the relevant acts.