Lagisza power station

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Lagisza power station is a cancelled power station in Bedzin, Bedzin, Slaskie, Poland.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Lagisza power station Bedzin, Bedzin, Slaskie, Poland 50.3502, 19.1435 (exact)

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Unit CC9: 50.35016, 19.14351

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity Technology CHP Start year Retired year
Unit CC9 cancelled[1] gas[2] 413.0 MW[3] combined cycle[2] yes[3][4] - -

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
Unit CC9 TAURON Wytwarzanie SA TAURON Polska Energia SA

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.[5] The unit also co-fires with biomass.[6][7]

Units 1-2 were retired in 2013, and Unit 5 in 2016.[8]

According to Montel News, Units 6-7 of the power station were retired in 2020, leaving only Unit 8 (460 MW).[9]

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.[10] 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."[11]

Although there was reporting on building a gas connection to the site in 2014[12], as of 2020 the future of this proposal remains uncertain, with no additional update since.[13] The project is presumed to be cancelled.

Articles and Resources


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  5. Lagisza Power Plant Supercritical Circulating Fluidised Bed, Poland, Net Resources International, April 20, 2016
  6. "Biomass CCS Study," International Energy Agency Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme, November 2009
  7. Nuortimo, Kalle. "Coal fired boiler technology - Lagisza, world's largest CFB boiler, begins commercial operation". LexisNexis. Retrieved April 20, 2016.
  8. " W 2018 Elektrownia Łagisza z Nowym blokiem of 25," Hempel, February 2015 (Polish)
  9. "Polish utilities to close 2.1 GW of coal-fired plant in 2021". 2020-12-01. Retrieved 2020-12-04.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  10. "TAURON and PGNiG want to build another gas-fired co-generation unit," PGNiG, Dec 19, 2012
  11. "Polish utilities too tied up in coal to invest in gas," Argus, 16 March 2018
  12. TAURON: Gas transmission to new unit at Łagisza power plant secured, Tauron, Apr 1, 2014
  13. Completing coal plants, but looking to gas, Modern Power Systems, Jul 3, 2019

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