PGNiG TERMIKAS.A. is the Group’s competence centre for heat and electricity generation as well as execution of heat and power projects. PGNiG TERMIKA’s core business is the generation of heat and electricity from cogeneration sources.
The main sources of the company’s revenue are sales of heat, electricity and grid services. The company satisfies most (around 80%) of the heat demand on the Warsaw market and almost the entire demand of the district heating network. PGNiG TERMIKA is also a producer and supplier of heat and the owner of heat sources and heat networks in the towns of Pruszków and Piastów and in the Michałowice municipality.
The company is one of the largest Polish producers of electricity and heat from high-efficiency cogeneration sources.
The core business of PGNiG TERMIKA Energetyka Przemysłowa S.A. is generation and distribution of and trading in heat, distribution of electricity, compressed air and cold. PGNiG TERMIKA EP is the PGNiG TERMIKA Group’s competence centre for industrial power generation and use of methane captured from coal seam demethanation. The company operates generation assets with a total capacity of ca. 773 MWt and 185 MWe, and approximately 318 km of heat networks. The company operates in the municipalities of Jastrzębie-Zdrój, Czerwionka-Leszczyny, Knurów, Racibórz, Kuźnia Raciborska, Pawłowice, Rybnik, Wodzisław Śląski, Żory and Częstochowa, and sells its products mainly to housing cooperatives, housing communities, housing management companies (ZGMs) and mines.
The key investment projects underway in 2021 included the performance of the contract to construct a CCGT unit and a peak-load boiler house at the Żerań CHP plant (placed in service in December 2021), an investment programme to upgrade the Pruszków CHP plant (execution phase) and a programme to upgrade the Kawęczyn heat plant (contract award phase). Work is being continued on the project to construct a multi-fuel unit at the Siekierki CHP plant. In 2021, the project was revised in terms of its target fuel mix and a decision was made to fully depart from coal. In February 2021, a procedure was initiated to obtain a zoning permit. Geological and engineering documentation was drawn up and approved, and work on the building permit documentation is nearing completion. As part of future investments at the Siekierki CHP plant, in 2021 a feasibility study was carried out to upgrade the plant by the construction of a CCGT unit with a capacity of 300 Mwe to 550 MWe, gas-fired boiler units with a capacity of 520 Mwt to 650 MWt, a heat battery with a capacity of 30,000 ccm to 60,000 ccm and electrode boilers.
In 2021, PGNiG TERMIKA supplied heat to two municipal networks: the Warsaw heating network, owned by Veolia Energia Warszawa S.A., and its own heating network, covering Pruszków, Piastów, and Michałowice. The heat output in Warsaw in 2021 corresponded to the requirements set out in the annual agreement with Veolia Energia Warszawa S.A. under the multi-year contract for the sale of heat from PGNiG TERMIKA S.A. generating facilities, effective until August 31st 2028. The company also used Veolia’s network to supply heat to its own end customers (connected to PGNiG TERMIKA S.A.’s own local networks and to the networks of Veolia Energia Warszawa S.A.), based on a transmission contract (those customers are billed on different terms as they are classified in PGNiG TERMIKA’s separate tariff group – ‘OKW’).
The PGNiG TERMIKA Group includes PGNiG TERMIKA Energetyka Przemyśl Sp. z o.o., whose principal business consists in heat generation. The company, established on December 4th 2020, operates a heating network owned by Miejskie Przedsiębiorstwo Energetyki Cieplnej of Przemyśl. On April 21st 2021, PGNiG TERMIKA Energetyka Przemyśl and Miejskie Przedsiębiorstwo Energetyki Cieplnej of Przemyśl signed a Long-Term Lease Contract for the Zasanie Heat Plant in Przemyśl, under which the company took over the operation of the plant as of September 1st 2021, thus commencing its operating activity.