What goes on in Poland on the 29th of September.
PGE has no plans to invest in SMRs
The CEO of Polska Grupa Energetyczna (PGE) Wojciech Dąbrowski said during a press conference that his company was not considering investing in SMRs (Small Modular Reactors). “This is the technology of the future, we have both feet on the ground, we must think about proven technologies and security of supply,” he stressed.
So far, other large Polish companies such as PKN Orlen, KGHM and ZE PAK have announced investments in SMRs. Polska Grupa Energetyczna does not intend to invest in this technology.
“We do not think about investing in SMRs. We sold the PGE EJ1 company, now the nuclear construction process is supervised directly by the state. SMR is the technology of the future, we have both feet on the ground, we have to think about proven technologies and security of supply,” said Wojciech Dąbrowski during the PGE conference on the company’s financial results.
PGE’s talks with unions about NABE take place “in an atmosphere of mutual understanding”
“The entire concept of separating coal assets needs to be notified to the European Commission. It is linked to the transformation of mining. The Commission asks a number of questions, we can only guess what they refer to, because the exchange of information with the Ministry of State Assets is confidential. The dialogue is advanced, it takes place in an atmosphere of mutual understanding,” said the president of Polska Grupa Energetyczna Wojciech Dąbrowski during a conference about company results.
“We are certain that the capacity market for coal will exist in the next five years, we will see what to do next. Poland must have energy sovereignty, we cannot allow the coal assets to be shut down, because we will have no power. It is impossible to carry out the energy transformation within a few years, in the way that some politicians from the European Commission have imagined it,” President Dąbrowski emphasized.
Wojciech Dąbrowski is convinced that the European Commission will be understanding of Poland. “Vice-President Timmermans understands the specificity of Poland, we are a unique country. If we want to switch to gas, we must be able to receive support for gas sources. The second issue is dialogue with the social side. We are glad that after the first shock, after long discussions, no one has any doubts that the transformation is necessary and that Polska Grupa Energetyczna is going in the only possible direction that will allow further development of the group. The dialogue is advanced, it takes place in an atmosphere of mutual understanding,” he stressed.