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.

Location

The map below shows Leczna, the approximate location where the plant would be built.

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Background

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.[1]

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.[2]

In July 2015 Engie said it will not go ahead with the building of the Łęczna coal plant.[3]

According to a 2015 HEAL report, Polish company Bogdanka along with ENGIE Bogdanka have already applied for an environmental permit for the plant.[4] It is unclear if the Polish government will pursue the plant without Engie.

Project Details

  • 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
  • Type:
  • Start date:
  • Coal Type: Hard coal
  • Coal Source: Bogdanka coal mine
  • Source of financing:

Articles and Resources

Sources

  1. "LW Bogdanka and GDF Suez: partner project," EI< May 13, 2013.
  2. "Power in Europe," Platts report, Issue 675, April 28, 2014 (subscription only).
  3. Diarmaid Williams, "Engie axes plans to build 500 MW coal-fired power plant," Power Engineering, 16/07/2015
  4. "Financing for coal power in Poland – a current and future health threat," HEAL Briefing Paper, Oct 2015

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