Polish Briefing 23 December, 2020 9:00 am   

Polish Briefing: Natural gas in Ostrołęka until 2027. Coal quarrel in the family


What goes in Poland on 23rd of December.

Natural gas in Ostrołęka in 2027

Polish companies PKN Orlen and PGNiG will build a new gas power unit for Elektrownia Ostrołęka C until 2027. It is to replace ‘the last coal unit in Poland’ that was planned to be online until 2021.

PGNiG will enter into a tripartite agreement with PKN Orlen and Energa from Orlen’s group. PGNiG is to take 49 percent shares in new company. 51 percent of shares will stay with PKN Orlen and Energa.

Quarrel in the family

Tauron has terminated a coal supply agreement with Polska Grupa Górnicza, the biggest coal producer in Europe.  The reason was unprofitability of this deal. Tauron informs that it wanted to renegotiate the terms but PGG was not willing to cooperate.

Tauron informs that it decreased energy production from coal power units for 20 percent in first three quarters of 2019 and coronavirus pandemics only made the situation worse. – We asked PGG to renegotiate the deal multiple times. PGG questioned such need until the end – informs Tauron’s press officer Łukasz Zimnoch.

Wojciech Jakóbik