Patnow power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Patnow Power Station is a 1,074-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Poland.


The undated satellite photo below shows the power station, about 200 km west of Warsaw.

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The Patnow Power Station was built in two phases. Patnow I consists of six 200 MW units, units 3-8, which were built in 1967. Units 1-2 were demolished in 2001. In 2008 a new 474 MW supercritical unit known as Patnow II was added. The power station burns lignite coal delivered from nearby mines.[1][2]

One of the 200 MW units is being converted to biomass.[3]

On June 20, 2020, two 200 MW units (Units 3 and 6) at Patnow were closed down.[4] This is believed to be due to tightening European Union emissions regulations.

In October 2020, plant owner Zespół Elektrowni Pątnów Adamów Konin SA (ZE PAK) said it will shut all of its Polish lignite plants by 2030. The remaining units of Patnow 1 coal plant will close by 2024, and Patnow 2 coal plant will close by 2030.[5]

Project Details of Patnow II

  • Sponsor: EP2 (special purpose company and wholly owned subsidiary of PAK)[2]
  • Parent company: Elektrim S.A.
  • Developer: Alstom
  • Location: Pątnów, Łódź, Poland
  • Coordinates: 52.302, 18.237 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Capacity: 474 MW
  • Type: Supercritical
  • Start date: 2008
  • Coal Type: Lignite
  • Coal Source: Domestic
  • Source of financing: European Bank for Reconstruction and Development; Export Development Corporation

Articles and Resources


  1. "Pow! Patnow goes supercritical," PEI, Jan 9, 2008.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Patnow 460 MW Lignite Fired Coal Power Plant," SNC Lavalin, accessed May 2014
  3. "Valmet to convert a lignite-fired boiler plant into biomass combustion at Zespół Elektrowni Pątnów-Adamów-Konin SA in Poland". POWER Magazine. 2020-04-29. Retrieved 2020-05-28.
  4. 'ZE PAK SA blocks out of service' ZE PAK press release, Jul. 1, 2020]
  5. "Polish utility ZE PAK to close all its lignite plants in line with UN Climate Agreement". Europe Beyond Coal. 2020-10-01. Retrieved 2020-10-01.

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