Lodz-4 power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Lodz-4 power station is a 215-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Łódź, Łódzkie Province, Poland.[1]


The map below shows the location of the power station in Łódź, Łódzkie Province, Poland.

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The Lodz-4 power station is a cogeneration plant connected to the national grid, supplying heat and power to the area of Lodz.[1] Preparation and construction began in 1973, with the first 55 MW unit completed in 1977. Another 55 MW unit was completed the year after, and in 1992, one more 105 MW was added to increase capacity. In January 2015, the plant's operating company (Dalkia Lodz) changed its brand and continued its operations under Veolia.[2]

In recent years, Veolia has replaced part of Lodz-4's coal fuel with biomass; they hope to replace more coal with pre-refused derived fuels (RDF), gas, biomass, and other more renewables fuels to reduce the plant's environmental impact.[3]

In 2017, Climate Analytics' report showed that in order to meet the goals from the Paris Agreement, Lodz-4's units would have to shut down between 2021 and 2025, at the latest.[4]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Veolia Polska SA
  • Parent company: Veolia Group
  • Location: Łódź, Łódzkie Province, Poland
  • Coordinates: 51.7456, 19.5396 (exact)
  • Coal type: Bituminous
  • Coal source:
  • Gross generating capacity (operating): 215 MW
    • Unit 1: Coal-fired subcritical, 55 MW (start-up in 1977)
    • Unit 2: Coal-fired subcritical, 55 MW (start-up in 1978)
    • Unit 3: Coal-fired subcritical, 105 MW (start-up in 1992)

Articles and Resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Dalkia Lodz EC-4 CHP Power Plant Poland - GEO". Global Energy Observatory. Retrieved 2021-07-13.
  2. "Veolia Energia Łódź – Wikipedia, wolna encyklopedia". pl.wikipedia.org (in polski). Retrieved 2021-07-13.
  3. "Cities of Łódź & Poznań - Poland". Veolia. Retrieved 2021-07-13.
  4. "EU Coal Phase Out Detailed Information". Climate Analytics. 2017. Retrieved 2021-07-13.