Int-E-Grid: First meeting of the Polish-German Platform on E-mobility



The first meeting of the Polish-German Electromobility Platform is behind us. In the Int-E-Grid project we want to find out how to support the promotion of electric cars and keep the National Power System secure. 

12.00 - 12.10
Opening and introduction

Joanna Maćkowiak-Pandera, Forum Energii

12.10 - 12.30
Challenges and opportunities of EV development in Poland and Germany

Michał Kurtyka, Minister for Climate Change, Poland

Jochen Flasbarth, State Secretary, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), Germany

12.30 - 13.00
Int-E-Grid: Thematic input from the project

E-mobility from a municipal perspective - Marcin Korolec, E-mobility Promotion Foundation

E-mobility and power system integration - Christian Hochfeld, Agora Verkehrswende

13.00 - 14.30
  • Challenges and opportunities of EV development
  • Perspectives of international cooperation on e-mobility
  • Identification of topics and formats for future cooperation
14.30 - 14.45
Wrap-up, next steps

Joanna Maćkowiak-Pandera, Forum Energii

On June 16th 2020, around 40 participants from the Int-E-Grid project met in a video conference to talk about the prospects of electromobility in Poland and Germany. Polish Minister of Climate Michał Kurtyka and German State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for the Environment Jochen Flasbarth opened the discusstion with key note speeches. They emphasized the close economic relationships etween the two countries, especially in the automotive sector, and that the economic stimulus package in Germany could contribute to faster electrification and digitalization of mobility.

The presentations and discussion mainly focused on the challenges and opportunities in both countries as well as possible cooperation projects. Topics such as: network-friendly charging of electric vehicles (Smart Charging), expansion of the power grids and charging infrastructure, urban and traffic planning, possibilities of action for municipalities, handling of combustion vehicles and the perspective of road users were discussed.

This exchange of experiences and topics is to be continued and deepened in the course of the project.


The project Int-E-Grid investigates how to safely integrate electric vehicles into the power system, especially in the context of the ambitious European climate protection plan aiming at carbon-neutrality by 2050 with the European Green Deal.

For more information, see the Int-E-Grid website.


The project is supported by the European Climate Initiative.

The European Climate Initiative (EUKI) is a project financing instrument by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU). Its implementation is supported by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. It is the overarching goal of the EUKI to foster climate cooperation within the European Union (EU) in order to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.

The opinions put forward in this report are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect neither the views of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety nor other partners.