Bydgoszcz power station

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Bydgoszcz power station, in Kujawsko-Pomorskie Province, Poland, has 192 megawatts (MW) of coal-fired generating capacity.


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Bydgoszcz power station consists of two coal-fired plants: Bydgoszcz I and II. Bydgoszcz I is a two-unit, 14 MW plant built in 1941-65. Bydgoszcz II is 187 MW and consists of four units of 32-55 MW each, built in 1971-84. Its unit 5 was retired in 2015.[1]

Proposed gas-fired station

In 2012 project sponsor Polska Grupa Energetyczna (PGE) invited five potential contractors to take part in a tender to build a gas-fired combined cycle power unit at the existing Bydgoszcz power station. The winning contractor will be responsible for building a unit with a power capacity of 220-270 MW or 400-450 MW.[2] This proposed project was never built;[3] however, in 2019, PGE proposed a new 52 MW gas-fired CHP unit that will begin operating in 2022.[4]

Pollution controls

In 2013 PGE signed a PLN $73 million contract ($17.5 million euro) with Alstom for the construction of a fluidized gas desulfurization retrofit to control pollution at the Bydgoszcz power station, planned for 2015.[5]

Plant Details

  • Sponsor: PGE Energia Ciepła SA[3]
  • Parent company: PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna S.A.[6]
  • Developer: Alstom
  • Location: Bydgoszcz, Kuyavian-Pomeranian
  • Coordinates: 53.099, 18.0882 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross generating capacity (operating): 192 MW
    • Bydgoszcz-2 power station Unit 1: Coal-fired subcritical, 55 MW (start-up in 1971)
    • Bydgoszcz-2 power station Unit 2: Coal-fired subcritical, 32 MW (start-up in 1971)
    • Bydgoszcz-2 power station Unit 3: Coal-fired subcritical, 55 MW (start-up in 1976)
    • Bydgoszcz-2 power station Unit 4: Coal-fired subcritical, 50 MW (start-up in 1971)
  • Gross generating capacity (proposed): 52 MW
    • Unit IV: Gas-fired[4] open-cycle gas turbine[4] with CHP[4], 52 MW[4] (start-up in 2022)[4]
  • Gross generating capacity (retired): 35 MW
    • Bydgoszcz-2 power station Unit 5: Coal-fired subcritical, 35 MW (start-up in 1984)
  • Type: Subcritical CHP
  • Start date: 1965 - 1984
  • Coal Type: Hard coal
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