Irrespective of the development plans, we are continuously investing in our existing assets and the majority of these investments are directly or indirectly related to improving the quality of air and protecting the natural environment.
Consistent investment in our generation assets results in their environmental footprint being minimised. By using best available technologies, we strive for further improvement. In 1989-2019, the Group’s power plants: Bełchatów, Opole, Turów and Dolna Odra, reduced emissions as follows: SO2 by 95%, NOx by 63 %, particulate matter by 99%:
NOx, SO2 and particulate matter emissions (in kg/MWh) at PGE’s power plants
PGE’s installations operate in compliance with IED emission standards or use derogation mechanisms. Derogation is intended to give existing installations additional time to technically adapt to the more rigorous emission requirements specified in the IED or exempt them from the requirement to observe these if modernising such a facility would be unjustified due to a limited expected life-cycle. We also began an adaptation programme for BAT/BREF standards, taking into account the best available technologies. The Bełchatów Power Plant, which is key for Poland’s energy security, is intensely preparing for the entry into force of even more strict standards. It features modernisations aimed at further limitation of nitrogen oxide, sulphur compounds and dust emissions as well as increase in generation effectiveness.