PGE Energia Ciepła – a subsidiary of Polska Grupa Energetyczna (PGE) – is currently implementing 12 investment projects related to the construction of new cogeneration gas sources, and another 15 projects are being prepared, the president of PGE Energia Ciepła, Przemysław Kołodziejak, announced.
“We are currently running as many as 12 investment projects related to the construction of new cogeneration gas sources in Bydgoszcz, Kielce, Zgierz and Siechnice. Another 15 cogeneration and district heating projects using gaseous fuels are under preparation for implementation, e.g. in Gdynia, Gdańsk, Kraków and Rzeszów,” said Kołodziejak, quoted in the release.
PGE Energia Ciepła, as an alternative fuel to coal and natural gas, currently uses mainly biomass, which is the only fuel in the CHP plant in Szczecin and as part of the fuel mix in the CHP plant in Kielce. The company also processes municipal waste in the Thermal Processing Installation with Energy Recovery in Rzeszów.
“We are currently building the second ITPOE technological line in Rzeszów, thanks to which its efficiency will increase. After completion of the investment, we will be able to process a total of up to 180,000. tons of waste per year. Recovery of electricity and heat from waste will improve the efficiency of the local waste management system and will perfectly fit into the circular economy,” added Kołodziejak.
The company also develops projects related to the use of solar collectors (PV) and projects using the potential of geothermal energy. The first investment in photovoltaics will be a project in the heat and power plant in Rzeszów, which ultimately involves the construction of photovoltaic farms. The energy from the new farms will be used to meet the needs of own facilities and generation equipment.
The PGE Group generates 41% of net electricity production in Poland, and its share in the heat market is 18%. The Group estimates its share in the renewable energy market at 10%. In a distribution area of approx. 123,000 sq. km2 PGE serves 5.5 million customers. Its market share in terms of the volume of distributed electricity is 25%, and sales to end users – 33%. The company has been listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange since 2009.