Jaworzno Power Station

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Jaworzno Power Station
Elektrownia J. III.JPG
The Jaworzno III Power Station
Official nameElektrownia Jaworzno I-II-III
Coordinates50°12′30″N 19°12′18″E / 50.20827°N 19.20490°E / 50.20827; 19.20490Coordinates: 50°12′30″N 19°12′18″E / 50.20827°N 19.20490°E / 50.20827; 19.20490
Commission date1898 (Jaworzno Power Station I)
1953 (Jaworzno Power Station II)
1976 (Jaworzno Power Station III)
Decommission date1998 (Jaworzno Power Station I)
Operator(s)PKE Elektrownia Jaworzno III
Thermal power station
Primary fuelCoal
Cooling source6 × cooling towers
Power generation
Units operationalJaworzno 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 modelRafako
Units decommissionedJaworzno Power Station I: 320 kW
Nameplate capacity1,545 MW
External links
CommonsRelated media on Commons

The Jaworzno Power Station is a complex of coal-fired thermal power stations at Jaworzno, Poland.

The largest plant of the Jaworzno power plant complex is called Jaworzno III. It has an installed electrical generating capacity of 1,345 MW, as well as thermal heating capacity of 321 MWt.[1] About 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) to the east is Jaworzno II, with an installed electrical generating capacity of 200 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.[2]

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

Jaworzno III has a 306-metre (1,004 ft) high flue gas stack which is one of Poland's tallest free standing structures.

Skyline of Jaworzno III

See also


External links

  • Media related to Jaworzno Power Station at Wikimedia Commons
  • Tauron Jaworzno III (in Polish)
  • "Jaworzno Power Station". SkyscraperPage.