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.

Location

The plant is in Biesko-Biala, Slaskie, Poland.

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Background

The plant (EC1) at Bielsko Biala was built in 1960–1973. Units 2-4 are 25-30 MW each. Unit 1 has been retired.[1]

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.[1]

Expansion

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.[1]

Construction was completed in 2013 and the unit went into operation that year.[2]

Financing

In 2012 the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) approved a loan for the new unit at the plant.[3]

Articles and Resources

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Tauron to build new power unit for Bielsko Biala power station", PMR (2009-04-17). Retrieved on 2010-11-30. 
  2. "Power in Europe," Platts report, Issue 675, April 28, 2014 (subscription only).
  3. "Coal-fired power plants in Poland," Bankwatch, accessed Oct. 2012.

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