Polska Grupa Energetyczna (PGE) has laid the foundation stone for the construction of two gas and steam units at Dolna Odra Power Plant, the company said. The advancement of the project implementation exceeded 40%. The investment, worth nearly PLN 5 billion, will be completed by the end of 2023.
The new gas blocks at the Dolna Odra Power Plant will produce electricity equal to the needs of approx. 2.5 million households. The investment will be launched in the fourth quarter of 2023.
“The PGE gas investment under construction is at the forefront of the most modern gas-fired power plants in Europe and one of the key elements of the Group’s low-emission transformation. It is also an example of how the Polish energy sector is changing in practice. Flexible generation technology in this type of units will enable the stabilization of the system and will be a significant support for numerous onshore wind farms in Pomerania and the emerging offshore wind farms in the Baltic Sea, including the largest offshore farms built by the PGE Group, ”said PGE CEO Wojciech Dąbrowski.
The capacity of the new Dolna Odra Power Plant has been awarded a 17-year contract in the main auction of the capacity market, which will come into force in 2024. They will meet stringent environmental standards regarding emissions. Currently, the average emissivity of energy generation in the National Power System is around 0.8 tons of CO2 / MWh. In the new units it will be below 0.35 tons of CO2 / MWh. The commissioning of new units will therefore reduce emissions by approx. 2-3 million tons of CO2 per year, it was also reported.