3.4 Property, plant and equipment in the Distribution segment
As at the reporting date the book value of property, plant and equipment related to distribution activities was approximately PLN 19 billion and represented approximately 30% of total consolidated property, plant and equipment. Their recoverable value depends mainly on the tariff approved by the President of the Energy Regulatory Office. Regulated (tariff) income determined annually ensures the coverage of reasonable operating costs, depreciation, taxes, purchase of energy to compensate for a balance difference, costs carried forward and the achievement of a return on capital employed in distribution activities at a reasonable level. The level of return on capital employed as well as depreciation depends on the so-called Regulatory Value of Assets.
As at the date of these consolidated financial statements, the PGE Capital Group did not identify any indications of impairment of the property, plant and equipment attributed to distribution activities.