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.

Location

Proposed location of Piast Ruch Power Station - approximate area only

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Background

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.[1][2]

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.[3]

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."[4]

Project Details

  • 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
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  • Coal Type: Hard coal
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