Bielsko Biala Power Station
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Bielsko Biala Power Station is a coal-fired combined heat and power plant at Czechowice-Dziedzice near Bielsko-Biała, Poland. It is owned and operated by Południowy Koncern Energetyczny, a subsidiary of the Tauron Group.
The plant is in Biesko-Biala, Slaskie, Poland.
The plant (EC1) at Bielsko Biala was built in 1960–1973. Units 2-4 are 25-30 MW each. Unit 1 has been retired.
A second power plant (EC2) of 55 MW was built in 1975–1997 to supply energy for the Fabryka Samochodów Małolitrażowych car factory and residential housing.
In 2009, it was announced that Tauron Group is planning to build a new generation unit with power capacity of 50MW and thermal capacity of 150MW, at a cost of US$200 to 300 million. It has replaced unit 1 of plant EC1 and is known as unit 1A.
Construction was completed in 2013 and the unit went into operation that year.
Articles and Resources
- "Tauron to build new power unit for Bielsko Biala power station", PMR (2009-04-17). Retrieved on 2010-11-30.
- "Power in Europe," Platts report, Issue 675, April 28, 2014 (subscription only).
- "Coal-fired power plants in Poland," Bankwatch, accessed Oct. 2012.
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