Jaworzno Power Station
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|Jaworzno Power Station|
The Jaworzno III Power Station
|Commission date||1898 (Jaworzno Power Station I)
1953 (Jaworzno Power Station II)
1976 (Jaworzno Power Station III)
|Decommission date||1998 (Jaworzno Power Station I)|
|Operator(s)||PKE Elektrownia Jaworzno III|
|Units operational||Jaworzno Power Station II:
1 x 60 MW
2 x 70 MW
Jaworzno Power Station III:
5 x 225 MW
1 x 220 MW
|Make and model||Rafako
|Nameplate capacity||Jaworzno Power Station II:200 MW
Jaworzno Power Station III: 1,345 MW
|Thermal capacity||321 MW|
The beginnings of the plant go back to 1898, when the first two generators were installed with the capacity of 320 kW for the purpose of lighting the neighbouring coal mines and houses. In 1959, after modernization the power station's capacity reached 157 MW.
Is 1940s, the construction of the Jaworzno II Power Station started and in 1953 the first two generating units became operational. In 1956, the Jaworzno Power Station II reached the capacity of 300 MW. The two power stations were merged into a single company in 1972.
Construction of the Jaworzno III Power Station started in 1972 and the generating units were commissioned in 1976–1979. In 1995, all three stations were combined into a state-owned company called Elektrownia Jaworzno III. The first power station was decommissioned in 1998. In 2000, the Elektrownia Jaworzno III became part of PKE SA.
The Jaworzno III Plant
This largest plant of the Jaworzno power plant complex is called Jaworzno III. It has an installed electrical generating capacity of 1345 MW, as well as thermal heating capacity of 321 MW.
It has a 306-metre (1,004 ft) high flue gas stack which is one of Poland's tallest free standing structures.
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