Analysis by Paweł Czyżak explaining what the consequences of stoping extraction at Turów mine and generation and Turów power plant would be for the Polish power system.
“Despite the bold claims by PGE and government officials, Turów’s role in the Polish power mix is minor. Turów produced 3.3% of the country’s electricity in 2020. Production in the power plant decreased by 28% in the last 5 years and the plant runs at only 40% utilization. Turów emitted 5.5 millon tons of CO2 in 2019, with the emissivity of 890-1016 kgCO2/MWh depending on unit.” notices Czyżak