Bydgoszcz power station

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{{#badges: CoalSwarm|Navbar-Polandandcoal}} Bydgoszcz power station is a 201-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station complex in Bydgoszcz, Poland.


The undated satellite photo below shows the power station in Bydgoszcz.

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Bydgoszcz power station consists of two coal-fired plants: Bydgoszcz I and II. Bydgoszcz I is a two-unit, 14 MW plant built in 1941-65. Bydgoszcz II is 187 MW and consists of four units of 32-55 MW each, built in 1971-84. Its unit 5 was retired in 2015.[1]

Proposed gas-fired station

In 2012 project sponsor Polska Grupa Energetyczna (PGE) invited five potential contractors to take part in a tender to build a gas-fired combined cycle power unit at the existing Bydgoszcz power station. The winning contractor will be responsible for building a unit with a power capacity of 220-270 MW or 400-450 MW.[2]

Pollution controls

In 2013 PGE signed a PLN $73 million contract ($17.5 million euro) with Alstom for the construction of a fluidized gas desulfurization retrofit to control pollution at the Bydgoszcz power station, planned for 2015.[3]

Plant Details

  • Sponsor: Polska Grupa Energetyczna (PGE)
  • Parent company:
  • Developer: Alstom
  • Location: Bydgoszcz, Kuyavian-Pomeranian
  • Coordinates: 53.099, 18.0882 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Capacity: 201 MW
  • Type: Subcritical CHP
  • Start date: 1965 - 1984
  • Coal Type: Hard coal
  • Coal Source:
  • Source of financing:

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