At KOGENERACJA S.A., network heat is produced together with electricity in high-efficiency cogeneration at the following three plants: two CHP plants (EC Wrocław and EC Zawidawie) and a CHP plant in Siechnice (EC Czechnica). The Company covers 53% of the total demand for heat in Wrocław and 56% of the demand for heat in Siechnice.
Production plants of KOGENERACJA S.A.
Coal-fired unit 812 MWt
Network of the local heat distributor (Fortum)
Coal-fired unit 247 MWt
Heating network: 27 km
Gas-fired unit 21 MWt
Heating network: 2.7 km
Buyers using the heat system
- Fortum Power and Heat Polska Sp. o. o. O/Wrocław (92.7%)
- Heat network in Siechnicach (7.0%)
- Heat nerwork in EC Zawidawie (0.3%)
Since 2014, the Polish electricity market has been ranked sixth in terms of the volume of electricity generated, and seventh in the EU in terms of total installed generation capacity. In 2017, the annual electricity consumption in Poland was 169.9 TWh (vs. 167 TWh in 2016). According to the Energy Policy until 2030, the use of electricity per capita in Poland is to grow by more than 50% until 2030. Electricity production in Poland is predominantly based on hard coal and lignite.
Four Polish energy companies (PGE, Enea, Energa, Tauron) have a combined share of 60% in the electricity generation market. PGE Energia Ciepła Group, which comprises KOGENERACJA S.A., has a 9% market share, including 3% represented by CHPs.
KOGENERACJA S.A. is the largest producer of heat and electricity for Wrocław. EC Wrocław has a licence for electricity production with a capacity of 263 MWe. EC Czechnica has a licence for electricity production with a capacity of 100 MWe. This represents approx. 0.9% of the installed capacity in Poland, which at present is more than 38 000 MWe.
Buyers of electricity
- PGE Energia Ciepła S.A. (99.9%)
- Final client (0.1%)
KOGENERACJA S.A. also provides plant availability services (ancillary services) to Polskie Sieci Elektroenergetyczne S.A.