Blachownia power station

From Global Energy Monitor

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.

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The power station is a 3 x 55 MW subcritical coal plant, completed in 1958-1960. It was retired in 2014.[1]

Blachownia Nowa

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.[2]

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.[3]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Tauron, KGHM
  • Parent company:
  • Developer:
  • 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
  • Type:
  • Coal Type: Hard coal
  • Coal Source:
  • Source of financing:

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