EIB supports efficiency increase and clean electricity generation in Poland

The European Investment Bank (EIB) announced on 24 October 20111 to provide two loans totalling PLN 510 million (some EUR 128 million) to Tauron Polska Energia SA to upgrade electricity generation in South of Poland: PLN 300 million (some EUR 76 million) to finance the construction and commissioning of state-of-the-art high-efficiency hard coal-fired combined heat and power (CHP) unit and associated infrastructure in Bielsko-Biala Power Plant PLN 210 million (approx. EUR 53 million) to support the construction and operation of a new biomass boiler at Jaworzno III Power Plant These projects will contribute to a higher efficiency of electricity and heat generation, and an increased usage of renewable energy resources. They will have a beneficial impact on the environment by reducing harmful emissions, and help to meet growing electricity demand in the country as well as local heating needs. The loan of PLN 300 million will finance the replacement of an inefficient hard coal-fired CHP unit with a unit of a higher efficiency, with a capacity of 50 MWe (electrical) and 182 MWt (thermal) ...Zum vollständigen Artikel

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