Siersza power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Siersza power station (Polish: Elektrownia Siersza) is a 674-megawatt (MW) coal plant in Poland. A 900-megawatt (MW) expansion has been proposed.

Location

The undated satellite photo below shows the power station in Trzebinia.

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Background on Plant

The Siersza power station is operated by TAURON Wytwarzanie. The plant consisted of six units of 120 MW to 161 MW each, built from 1970 to 2002. Unit 4 was retired in 2009. The remaining five units have a total generating capacity of 674 MW (electric) and 36.5 MW (heat supply).[1]

The electricity generated is delivered to the Polish national electricity network. The main fuel is hard coal from the neighboring Siersza coal mine.[2]

Three units will be on cold reserve for intervention purpose service in 2016-2017 with an extension option until 2019.[3]

Expansion

In 2011 owner Tauron proposed a seventh unit at the power station of 900 MW. Tauron said the first design work on the new block will begin in 2013, and its launch is scheduled before the end of 2020.[4]

However, as of 2016 there is no news of the new unit, and plans for it appear to have been abandoned.

Project Details for 900 MW expansion

  • Sponsor: Tauron
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  • Location: Trzebinia, Poland
  • Coordinates: 50.2086, 19.4609 (exact)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Capacity: 900 MW
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Resources and articles

References

  1. Tauron Siersza Power Plant, Global Energy Observatory, accessed July 2014
  2. "Power Plant Siersza, Trzebinia, Poland," Metso, accessed June 2014.
  3. "TAURON Group's Q1 2014 financial results," Tauron, May 14, 2014
  4. "Power Siersza will have a new block of 900 MW," Krakow, May 5, 2011.

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