Lagisza power station

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Lagisza power station is a 700-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Śląskie, Poland.

A 413 MW gas plant at the site has been proposed.


The map below shows the location of the plant in Będzin.

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Background on Plant

Lagisza power station began as a seven-unit coal-fired power plant of 120 MW each, with a total capacity of 840 MW. The first six units were completed in 1963, and the seventh in 1970. Unit 3 was retired in 1998. In 2009 unit 4 was retired, and the 460 MW unit 8 went online. Unit 8 was the world's first supercritical circulating fluidized bed project with the world's largest circulating fluidized bed boiler.[1][2][3] Units 1-2 were retired in 2013, and Unit 5 in 2016.[4]

According to Montel News, units 6-7 of the power station are planned to shut down in 2021, leaving only unit 8 (460 MW).[5]

Proposed gas plant

On December 19, 2012, Polskie Górnictwo Naftowe i Gazownictwo and TAURON Polska Energia signed a letter of intent concerning construction of a 400 MW gas-fired co-generation unit at the site of the Łagisza Power Plant.[6] According to Argus Media in March 2018, Tauron still wanted to build a 413 MW gas-fired plant at the site, but "the project is still in the analysis phase and is unlikely to be given a green light in the near future."[7]

Although there was reporting on building a gas connection to the site in 2014[8], as of 2020 the future of this proposal remains uncertain.[9]

Plant Details

  • Sponsor: Tauron Wytwarzanie S.A.
  • Parent company: Tauron Polska Energia S.A.
  • Location: Będzin, Śląskie, Poland
  • Coordinates: 50.350163, 19.143507 (exact)
  • Gross generating capacity (operating): 700 MW
    • Unit 6: Coal-fired subcritical, 120 MW (start-up in 1966)
    • Unit 7: Coal-fired subcritical, 120 MW (start-up in 1966)
    • Unit 8: Coal-fired supercritical, 460 MW (start-up in 2009)
  • Gross generating capacity (proposed): 413 MW
    • Unit 9 CC: Gas-fired combined cycle, 413 MW (start-up year not available)
  • Gross generating capacity (retired): 600 MW
    • Unit 1: Coal-fired subcritical, 120 MW (start-up in 1963)
    • Unit 2: Coal-fired subcritical, 120 MW (start-up in 1963)
    • Unit 3: Coal-fired subcritical, 120 MW (start-up in 1963)
    • Unit 4: Coal-fired subcritical, 120 MW (start-up in 1966)
    • Unit 5: Coal-fired subcritical, 120 MW (start-up in 1966)

Articles and resources


  1. "Lagisza Power Plant Supercritical Circulating Fluidised Bed, Poland". Net Resources International. Retrieved April 20, 2016.
  2. Metso. "Future solutions meet in PKE S.A. Lagisza Power Plant". Press release. Retrieved on April 20, 2016.
  3. Nuortimo, Kalle. "Coal fired boiler technology - Lagisza, world's largest CFB boiler, begins commercial operation". LexisNexis. Retrieved April 20, 2016.
  4. " W 2018 Elektrownia Łagisza z Nowym blokiem of 25," Hempel, February 2015 (Polish)
  5. "Polish utilities to close 2.1 GW of coal-fired plant in 2021". 2020-12-01. Retrieved 2020-12-04.
  6. "TAURON and PGNiG want to build another gas-fired co-generation unit," PGNiG, Dec 19, 2012
  7. "Polish utilities too tied up in coal to invest in gas," Argus, 16 March 2018
  8. TAURON: Gas transmission to new unit at Łagisza power plant secured, Tauron, Apr 1, 2014
  9. Completing coal plants, but looking to gas, Modern Power Systems, Jul 3, 2019

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