Bielsko-Biala power station

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Bielsko-Biala power station is an operating power station of at least 105-megawatts (MW) in Bielsko-Biała, Śląskie, Poland with multiple units, some of which are not currently operating. It is also known as Bielsko-Polnoc power station.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Bielsko-Biala power station Bielsko-Biała, Bielsko-Biała, Śląskie, Poland 49.811696, 19.052943 (exact)

The map below shows the exact location of the power station.

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • EC1 Unit 1, EC1 Unit 1A, Unit EC2: 49.811696, 19.052943

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Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology Start year Retired year
EC1 Unit 1 retired coal - bituminous 61 subcritical 1960 2015
EC1 Unit 1A operating coal - bituminous 50 subcritical 2013
Unit EC2 operating coal - unknown 55 subcritical 1997

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner
EC1 Unit 1 TAURON Cieplo SP zoo [100.0%]
EC1 Unit 1A TAURON Cieplo SP zoo [100.0%]
Unit EC2 TAURON Wytwarzanie SA [100.0%]


The plant (EC1) at Bielsko Biala was built in 1960–1973. Units 2-4 are 25-30 MW each. Unit 1 has been retired.[1]

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.[1]


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.[1]

Construction was completed in 2013 and the unit went into operation that year.[2]


In October 2011, the European Investment Bank provided a EUR 76 million loan for unit 2.[3]

Articles and Resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Tauron to build new power unit for Bielsko Biala power station". PMR. 2009-04-17. Retrieved 2010-11-30. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "construction" defined multiple times with different content
  2. "Power in Europe," Platts report, Issue 675, April 28, 2014 (subscription only).
  3. "Poland: EIB supports efficiency increase and clean electricity generation". European Investment Bank. Retrieved 2020-12-11.

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