President Bronislaw Komorowski on Thursday visited the construction site of a new power unit in Kozienice, central Poland. The project is an investment in Polish energy security and the future of Polish coal, the president said.
The president noted that the construction of the new unit in Kozienice power plant was the biggest energy investment in Poland and in Europe. "This investment will offer a chance to meet all EU standards related to CO2 emissions, pollution and all climate policy requirements," Bronislaw Komorowski said.
The new power unit will strengthen Poland's coal-based electricity production, which is in line with the policy of focusing on one's own resources, promoted by Poland in the EU, according to Komorowski. This strategy significantly raises Poland's energy security "which is always a part of the national and economic security."
The president stressed that Poland needed to continue to modernise its industry in order to make full use of its domestic resources.
With its 10 modernised units reaching aggregate capacity of 2,905 MW, the Kozienice power plant is the biggest power generation facility in Poland and has some 8 percent market share in the Polish power market. (PAP)