Kozienice Power Plant meets the objectives set by the national and community law (IED directive, BAT conclusion).

ENEA Wytwarzanie

ENEA Wytwarzanie Sp. z o.o. takes advantage of a derogation resulting from the IED, namely the Transitional National Plan (TNP):

  • in relation to sulphur dioxide and dust emissions: Kozienice Power Plant (Units Nos. 1-10) – together with Białystok Heat and Power Plant,
  • in relation to NOx emissions: Białystok Heat and Power Plant – individually.

In the period of validity of TNP, i.e. from 1 January 2016 to 30 June 2020, annual emission caps are applicable (the caps decrease year over year). The emission cap in the last year of applicability of TNP is defined at a level corresponding to the emission standard for a given pollutant, resulting from IED (in the case of Kozienice Power Plant 200 mg/m3usr for SO2 and 20 mg/m3usr for dust).

The emission of pollutants under TNP for Q1-Q4 2018 and the utilisation of the annual emission limits are presented in the table below.

Plant  SO2DustNOx
 [Mg]% utilisation[Mg]% utilisation[Mg]% utilisation
Kozienice Power Plant emission
annual emission cap
67.55 196.20
17.41 N/A N/A
Białystok Heat and Power Plant emission
annual emission cap
10.25 20.38
14.21 341.72
Total emission
annual emission cap
59.28 216.58
17.05 341.72

Pursuant to the regulation of the Minister of Environment of 1 March 2018 on emission standards for certain installation types, fuel combustion sources and waste combustion or co-combustion installations (Polish Journal of Laws of 2018, item 680), in relation to Unit No. 11 for emission of all pollutants and in relation to Units Nos. 1-10 for NOx emissions, the following conditions for the compliance with the emissions standards apply:

a. none of the approved average monthly concentrations of substances exceeds 100% of the emission standard,
b. none of the approved average daily concentrations of substances exceeds 110% of the emission standard,
c. 95% of all approved average hourly concentrations of substances during the calendar year does not exceed 200% of the emission standard.

If even one of the conditions specified in items a), b), c) is not met, there is a risk that a penalty will be imposed for each hourly exceedance counted from the beginning of the year.

In 2018, there were no violations of formal and legal requirements.

Kozienice Power Plant meets the objectives set by the national and community law (IED directive, BAT conclusion). The power plant operates five flue gas desulphurisation (FDG) installations, which guarantee the required reduction of SO2 emissions from flue gases of all units. All units of the power plant are equipped with highly efficient electrostatic precipitators, which are upgraded on an ongoing basis in order to maintain high dust removal efficiency. All units (excluding Unit No. 3) are also equipped with selective catalytic NOx reduction (SCR) installations. The last SCR installation is currently under construction - for the 500 MW Unit No. 9 (including replacement of the electrostatic precipitator). During the last years, the domestic and rain-industrial sewage treatment plants for Units Nos. 9-11 have been upgraded.