Blachownia power station
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Blachownia power station was a 165-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Blachownia, Poland.
Blachownia Nowa power station was a proposed 910 MW coal-fired power station at the site, which was later cancelled.
The map below shows the plant in Blachownia.
The power station is a 3 x 55 MW subcritical coal plant, completed in 1958-1960. It was retired in 2014.
In March 2010, Tauron Polska Energia and its subsidiary Poludniowy Koncern Energetyczny signed an agreement with KGHM Polska Miedz on setting up a company "Elektrownia Blachownia Nowa" to build a coal power plant with a capacity of 910 MW at the premises of the Elektrownia Blachownia power station in Kedzierzyn-Kozle.
In 2012 Tauron and KGHM set up a special purpose vehicle (SPV) to instead build a combined-cycle 850 MW gas-fired power station. The investment costs were estimated at some PLN $3.5 billion and the project was to be put online in 2017. In 2013 the companies decided to temporarily suspend the project, extending the estimated project completion date to 2021.
- Sponsor: Tauron, KGHM
- Parent company:
- Location: Blachownia, Śląskie, Poland
- Coordinates: 50.355744, 18.291242 (exact)
- Status: Cancelled (Cancelled as a coal plant, shelved as a gas plant)
- Capacity: 910 MW
- Coal Type: Hard coal
- Coal Source:
- Source of financing:
Resources and articles
- "Coal-Fired Plants in Poland - Slaskie," Industcards, accessed April 2016
- "Poland: Tauron signs agreement with KGHM on building power unit," Polish News Bulletin, 23 March 2010
- "Tauron power, KGHM copper postpone Blachownia power plant project completion to 2021," WSE Infospace, Oct 10, 2013.