Leczna Power Station
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Leczna Power Station is a proposed 500-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Leczna, Poland, near the Ukraine border.
The map below shows Leczna, the approximate location where the plant would be built.
In May 2013 GDF Suez (now Engie) signed a preliminary agreement with a privately-owned Polish hard coal miner, Lubelski Wegiel Bogdanka, to cooperate in the construction of a 500 MW coal plant on a green field site adjacent to the Bogdanka coal mine in southeast Poland. Bogdanka said if their mining project is approved it would be a key supplier of hard coal and coal slurry for the plant, which could be commissioned in 2020.
In November 2013 Lubelski Wegiel Bogdanka said it will not co-finance the project due to the lack of profitability of investments in coal-fired generation.
In July 2015 Engie said it will not go ahead with the building of the Łęczna coal plant.
According to a 2015 HEAL report, Polish company Bogdanka along with ENGIE Bogdanka have already applied for an environmental permit for the plant. It is unclear if the Polish government will pursue the plant without Engie.
- Sponsor: Bogdanka SA
- Parent company: Engie
- Developer: Engie, Lubelski Wegiel Bogdanka S.A.
- Location: Łęczna, Lublin, Poland
- Coordinates: 51.3009,22.88211 (approximate)
- Status: Cancelled
- Capacity: 500 MW
- Start date:
- Coal Type: Hard coal
- Coal Source: Bogdanka coal mine
- Source of financing:
Articles and Resources
- "LW Bogdanka and GDF Suez: partner project," EI< May 13, 2013.
- "Power in Europe," Platts report, Issue 675, April 28, 2014 (subscription only).
- Diarmaid Williams, "Engie axes plans to build 500 MW coal-fired power plant," Power Engineering, 16/07/2015
- "Financing for coal power in Poland – a current and future health threat," HEAL Briefing Paper, Oct 2015