Poland is to freeze electricity prices for all households from next year, with a limit of up to 2,000 kWh of annual use.
The new measure is a part of a broader package of facilitations dubbed "The Shield of Solidarity", which is designed to protect Poles from three- or four-fold increases in energy prices.
The limit will be raised to 2,600 kWh for households with a disabled person, those with at least three children and farmers, he added.
Poland relies heavily on coal in electricity production and faces shortages due to an embargo on Russian coal imposed when Russia invaded Ukraine, thus the prices of the commodity have spiked. Additionally, Polish power plants have to bear an above-average cost of the EU's emission allowances (ETS) which they need to purchase to compensate for their CO2 emissions.