Bydgoszcz power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Bydgoszcz power station is an operating power station of at least 192-megawatts (MW) in Kujawsko-pomorskie, Poland with multiple units, some of which are not currently operating. It is also known as Elektrociepłowni Bydgoszcz II.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Bydgoszcz power station Kujawsko-pomorskie, Poland 53.09918, 18.0889 (exact)[1]

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

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Phase 2 Unit 1, Phase 2 Unit 2, Phase 2 Unit 3, Phase 2 Unit 4, Phase 2 Unit 5, Unit IC1-5: 53.09918, 18.0889

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology CHP Start year Retired year
Phase 2 Unit 1 operating coal - bituminous 55 subcritical 1971 2030 (planned)
Phase 2 Unit 2 operating coal - bituminous 32 subcritical 1971 2030 (planned)
Phase 2 Unit 3 operating coal - bituminous 55 subcritical 1976 2030 (planned)
Phase 2 Unit 4 operating coal - bituminous 50 subcritical 1971 2030 (planned)
Phase 2 Unit 5 retired coal - bituminous 35 subcritical 1984 2015
Unit IC1-5 pre-permit[2][3] fossil gas - natural gas[2] 56.2[2][4] internal combustion combined cycle[2][5] 2025[2]

CHP is an abbreviation for Combined Heat and Power. It is a technology that produces electricity and thermal energy at high efficiencies. Coal units track this information in the Captive Use section when known.

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner Parent
Phase 2 Unit 1 PGE Energia Ciepła SA
Phase 2 Unit 2 PGE Energia Ciepła SA
Phase 2 Unit 3 PGE Energia Ciepła SA
Phase 2 Unit 4 PGE Energia Ciepła SA
Phase 2 Unit 5 PGE Energia Ciepła SA
Unit IC1-5 PGE Energia Ciepła SA Polska Grupa Energetyczna SA


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.[6]

According to PGE's "Strategy 2030", Bydgoszcz would transition to zero emission fuels by 2030.[7]

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.[8] This proposed project was never built;[9] however, in 2019, PGE proposed a new 52 MW gas-fired CHP unit that will begin operating in 2022.[10][11]

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.[12]

Articles and Resources


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  6. "Bydgoszcz EC-II CHP Power Plant Poland," GEO, accessed March 2016
  7. "Strategy 2030," PGE, May 22, 2022
  8. "Five potential contractors enter tender to build power unit in Bydgoszcz," PMR, Sep 17, 2012.
  9. "PGE Energia Ciepła SA. Elektrociepłownia Branch in Bydgoszcz," PGE, accessed February 3, 2020.
  10. PGE Energia Ciepła ogłosiła przetarg na inwestycje w Bydgoszczy -
  11. "» Dziewięć dekad bydgoskich elektrociepłowni | Nowa Energia - Jedyny wortal energetyczny - Mariusz Marchwiak, Dorota Kubek S.C". Retrieved 2022-05-25.
  12. "Alstom to build an FGD plant for PGE GiEK SA, Bydgoszcz Combined Heat and Power Plant Complex Branch," Alstom, Dec 24, 2013.

Additional data

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