Coal-Fired Plants in Poland - Malopolskie

Operator: EC Krakow
Configuration: 4 X 120 MW CHP
Operation: 1977-1985
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: Rafako
T/G supplier: Zamech, Dolmel
Quick facts: EC Krakow is now part of Electricite de France's (EDF) extensive holdings in the Polish power sector.

Photograph courtesy of EC Krakow
Posted 26 Jan 2005


Operator: Elektrownia Skawina SA
Configuration: 3 X 50 MW, 4 X 110 MW CHP
Operation: 1957-1961
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: Rafako, Podoloski
T/G supplier: LMZ, Electrosila, Skoda
Quick facts: In Jan 2002, PSEG Global agreed to purchase an interest in the Skawina power plant, located 21km southwest of Kraków. Plant electricity is purchased by three local distribution companies and most of the thermal output is sold to the city of Kraków. PSEG increased its interest to 75% in 2004. In May 2006, CEZ acquired PSEG’s interests in Elcho (89%) and Skawina (75%) for €180mn.

Photograph courtesy of Elektrownia Skawina SA
Posted 3 Jun 2006

Operator: Zaklady Azotowe Tarnowie-Moscicach SA
Configuration: 2 X 25 MW, 1 X 6 MW CHP
Operation: 1957-1967
Fuel: coal
Boiler supplier: Rafako
T/G supplier: Lang, Ganz
Quick facts: This industrial CHP plant supplies one of Poland's large petrochem complexes making acetylene, acrylonitrile, polycrystalline silicon, VC and PVC, and polyamides.

Photograph courtesy of
Posted 3 Dec 2006


Abbreviations: CFB = circulating fluidized bed, CHP = combined heat and power, FW = Foster Wheeler,  GEC = General Electric UK, T/G = turbine generator

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 12/03/06