Tauron Ciepło – a subsidiary of Tauron Polska Energia – plans to expand its network with a total capacity of almost 122 MWt in the Silesian-Dąbrowa metropolis over the next five years, the company said.
Later this year, Tauron will connect 78 new residential and office buildings in the Silesian-Dąbrowa agglomeration to the heating network. A further 76 newly emerging investments are planned to be connected in 2022, according to the announcement.
In the coming months, Tauron’s recipients of district heating will be joined by the “Stary Dworzec” service complex in Katowice (8 Dworcowa Street), the “Global Office Park” office and service complex at Mickiewicza Street, as well as a building at 7 Warszawska Street (former headquarters of the PKO bank). In addition, in 2021, works related to connecting heat to the buildings of new housing estates in Katowice.
In total, by 2026 the Tauron Ciepło heating network will be expanded by nearly 122 MWt.
“In the coming years, we plan to connect approximately 45 MW of heat per year to the heating network. We want about 20% of connections to be buildings connected as part of the smog elimination, i.e. those in which coal heating has been used so far, ”said the president of Tauron Ciepło, Jacek Uhryn, quoted in the announcement.
Regardless of that, as part of the program to combat low emissions, the company is carrying out connections of existing properties. Pursuant to the concluded agreements, 184 buildings will be connected to the Tauron Ciepło heating network throughout the agglomeration in the coming years. In Katowice alone, 16 multi-family residential properties will be connected by the end of this year, and another 40 will receive district heating in 2022, the report also said.
As part of the Low Emission Liquidation Program, until 2023, Tauron Ciepło may obtain a subsidy for the connection of 22 MW of thermal power to buildings that are replaced by heating to network buildings, the connection of which would be impossible without subsidies.