PGE Energia Ciepła (PGE EC) from the PGE Group has completed the construction of a reserve and peak load boiler house at the heat and power plant in Gdańsk, consisting of oil-gas and electrode boilers powered by electricity, PGE EC reported.
The use of electrode boilers in Gdańsk is the first such implementation of this technology in Poland. The new boiler room consists of, among others from two oil and gas boilers with a capacity of 30 MWt each and two electrode boilers with a capacity of 35 MWt each. The technology based on the combination of electrode and oil boilers, and ultimately gas boilers, will enable a quick response to changing heat demand in the power range from 2.5 to 130 MWt and the start of the boiler room operation in just a few minutes, it was reported.
“The PGE Group plays the role of a leader in changes in the power industry. Our transformation assumes that we will ultimately focus on generating electricity and heat from renewable energy sources. The technology of electrode boilers, starting the electrification of district heating in the Tri-City, will play a particularly important role in just a few years, when the grid will include clean electricity from the first offshore wind farms in the Baltic Sea in the PGE Group. The heating industry will be able to buy electricity with a guarantee of origin from offshore, ”said the president of Polska Grupa Energetyczna, Wojciech Dąbrowski.