The paper presents a strategic goals of Polish energy policy and its comparison with the European energy regulation. Polish power industry must cope with challenges of power policy of the EU. Especially with stricter emission requirements, implementation of EU rules, stricter competition on the EU market and promoting balanced development, including electrical effectiveness, emission- free technologies, and renewable sources of energy. Energy policy directions, which were set by the government in the document “Polish energy policy until 2030”, are aimed at improving national security and maintaining sustainable growth. Those aspirations are supposed to be met through: reduction of electricity losses in transmission and distribution, higher energy savings by end consumers, introduction of mandatory energy characteristics certificates for buildings put into use or to rent, energy markings on devices and products, information campaigns promoting rational energy consumption or supporting research into and development of new technological solutions reducing energy consumption.