Bielsko Biala Power Station
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Bielsko Biala Power Station is a coal-fired combined heat and power plant at Czechowice-Dziedzice near Bielsko-Biała, Poland. It is owned and operated by Południowy Koncern Energetyczny, a subsidiary of the Tauron Group.
The plant is in Biesko-Biala, Slaskie, Poland.
The plant (EC1) at Bielsko Biala was built in 1960–1973. Units 2-4 are 25-30 MW each. Unit 1 has been retired.
A second power plant (EC2) of 55 MW was built in 1975–1997 to supply energy for the Fabryka Samochodów Małolitrażowych car factory and residential housing.
In 2009, it was announced that Tauron Group is planning to build a new generation unit with power capacity of 50MW and thermal capacity of 150MW, at a cost of US$200 to 300 million. It has replaced unit 1 of plant EC1 with a new unit known as unit 1A.
Construction was completed in 2013 and the unit went into operation that year.
In October 2011, the European Investment Bank provided a EUR 76 million loan for unit 2.
Articles and Resources
- "Tauron to build new power unit for Bielsko Biala power station". PMR. 2009-04-17. Retrieved 2010-11-30.
- "Power in Europe," Platts report, Issue 675, April 28, 2014 (subscription only).
- "Poland: EIB supports efficiency increase and clean electricity generation". European Investment Bank. Retrieved 2020-12-11.
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