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Poland is preparing the construction of the last coal-fired power plant

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Poland is preparing the construction of the last coal-fired power plant in the country. The project will be completed by a consortium between GE Power and Alstom Power for 1.75 billion USD. The new 1000 MW power plant will be built in the town of Ostroleka in northeastern Poland. It plans to work in 2023 to provide electricity to 300,000 households.
GE Power has been in Poland for 70 years – with the construction of plants in Elbjong and Wroclaw. The plant in Ostroleka will use energy efficiency technologies and will meet all European standards for air quality.
The consortium won the tender for the construction of the coal-fired power plant in Poland’s Polimex-Mostostal and Rafako, as well as the Chinese Power Engineering Consulting Group.
The coal occupies a share of about 80% of Poland’s energy mix, but this leads to air cleanliness problems. Therefore, the government plans to reduce coal use to 50% of the mix by 2050.