Piast Ruch Power Station
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Piast Ruch Power Station was a proposal by RWE for an 800-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station to be built on the Piast Ruch II coal mine in the village of Wola in Silesia, Poland.
Proposed location of Piast Ruch Power Station - approximate area only
The project will be a joint venture between RWE and Kompania Węglowa, a Polish mining company that owns the minesite and will supply the coal. It is proposed that the 1.5 billion euro project be commissioned in 2015.
In June 2008 RWE and Kompania Węglowa stated that the project would consume approximately 2.5 million tonnes of locally produced hard coal a year. The joint venturers have flagged that they are aiming to get approvals for the project in 2009-2010.
In 2010 RWE said it was pulling the plug on the plant because of the continued global economic downturn and concerns about the future price of carbon emissions in Europe, making the project "economically unviable."
- Sponsor: RWE, Kompania Węglowa
- Parent company: RWE
- Developer: RWE & Kompania Weglowa
- Location: Wola, Upper Silesia, Poland
- Coordinates: 50.016287, 19.096709 (approximate)
- Status: Cancelled
- Capacity: 800 MW
- Start date:
- Coal Type: Hard coal
- Coal Source:
- Source of financing:
Articles and Resources
- RWE, "RWE planning to invest 1.5 billion euros in Polish power generation sector", Media Release, June 12, 2008.
- "RWE, Kompania Weglowa to build 800MW coal-fired plant in Poland," Data Monitor, April 16, 2009.
- RWE, "Press Meeting of RWE and Kompania Węglowa", June 12, 2008, pages 10-11. (Large Pdf file).
- "RWE Cancels Polish Coal-Fired Power Plant, an Industrial Info News Alert," Market Wired, Sep 14, 2010.