Blachownia power station

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Blachownia power station is a power station in Kędzierzyn-Koźle, Opolskie, Poland with multiple units of varying statuses none of which are currently operating.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Blachownia power station Kędzierzyn-Koźle, Kędzierzyn-Koźle, Opolskie, Poland 50.355744, 18.291242 (exact)

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

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Unit 4, Unit 6, Unit 3: 50.355744, 18.291242
  • New Phase: 50.783333, 18.966667

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology Start year Retired year
Unit 4 retired coal - bituminous 55 subcritical 1959 2014
New Phase cancelled coal - bituminous 910 unknown
Unit 6 retired coal - bituminous 55 subcritical 1960 2014
Unit 3 retired coal - bituminous 55 subcritical 1958 2014

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner
Unit 4 TAURON Wytwarzanie SA [100.0%]
New Phase TAURON Wytwarzanie SA, TAURON Polska Energia SA, KGHM
Unit 6 TAURON Wytwarzanie SA [100.0%]
Unit 3 TAURON Wytwarzanie SA [100.0%]


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]

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