Poznan Karolin power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Poznan Karolin power station is a 285-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Główna, Poznań, Wielkopolskie Province, Poland.[1]


The map below shows the location of the power station in Główna, Poznań, Wielkopolskie Province, Poland.

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The Poznan Karolin power station is a cogeneration plant that was originally commissioned with a 55 MW unit in 1985, with two more units added in the 1990s as the electricity demand in the region increased. Operated by Dalkia Poznan ZEC SA, the plant provides electricity and heating to Poznan, Flamingo, Kozieglowy, and Swarzędz.[1]

In the early 2000s, one of the boilers was converted to a biomass-burner, converting 19.3% of the plant's fuel to a renewable source.[2] The cost of replacing the boiler in the Poznan Karolin plant was 70 million Euros; it was the first instance of a cogeneration plant boiler transitioning entirely to biomass in Poland.[3]

In 2020, the plant was awarded 20 industrial, modern, burners to continue reducing emissions and increasing energy efficiency.[4]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Veolia Polska SA
  • Parent company: Veolia Group
  • Location: Główna, Poznań, Wielkopolskie Province, Poland
  • Coordinates: 52.4364, 16.9887 (exact)
  • Coal type: Bituminous
  • Coal source:
  • Gross generating capacity (operating): 285 MW
    • Unit 1: Coal-fired subcritical, 55 MW (start-up in 1985)
    • Unit 2: Coal-fired subcritical, 100 MW (start-up in 1991)
    • Unit 3: Coal-fired subcritical, 130 MW (start-up in 1998)
  • Number of employees: 515 (in 2009)[1]

Articles and Resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Dalkia Poznan Karolin CHP Power Plant Poland - GEO". globalenergyobservatory.org. Retrieved 2021-07-05.
  2. "Cities of Łódź & Poznań - Poland". Veolia. Retrieved 2021-07-05.
  3. "Veolia Energia Poznań – Wikipedia, wolna encyklopedia". pl.wikipedia.org (in polski). Retrieved 2021-07-05.
  4. "Modernization of Karolin Power Heating Plant | E&M Combustion". Quemadores industriales-gas-gasoil-biomasa-calderas. 2020-02-18. Retrieved 2021-07-05.

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