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Poland’s Energa builds new power station in Brzeska Economic Zone

The Polish Energa Operator (part of the Orlen Group) is building a new power station – the main power supply point (GPZ) in the village of Machnacz (Brześć Kujawski commune), located in central Poland, the operator announced on Monday (20 March).

The implementation of this project will increase the connection potential in the region by 50 megawatts (MW), which will enable further dynamic development of the Brzeska Economic Zone (Brzeska Strefa Gospodarcza), Energa said.

“The construction of GPZ Machnacz is an important investment for the Brzeska Economic Zone. In addition to the reliability of the electricity supply, the possibility of further dynamic economic development will be ensured. By increasing the connection possibilities, we gain a competitive advantage in talks with new investors, but also give the opportunity for development to the existing enterprises. I would like to thank everyone thanks to whom the investment is being implemented,” said Tomasz Chymkowski, Mayor of Brześć Kujawski.

The Brzeska Economic Zone, located in the area of the Brześć Kujawski commune, offers investors a number of facilities, including design facilitation, access to fully developed properties, as well as tax reliefs and exemptions under regional and de minimis aid, Energa said. The Brzeska Economic Zone is located near the junction of the north-south A1 motorway, connecting Poland’s major ports in the Baltic Sea with its southern regions.

“If the economic development of a given area is determined by the increase in demand for power, in the case of the Brzeska Economic Zone we can talk about a real boom,” said Andrzej Bujno, Vice-President of the Management Board of ENERGA-OPERATOR. “The construction of the main power point in Machnacz is a response to submitted connection applications and local plans from the local government. I believe that this modern facility, ensuring safe electricity supplies, will contribute to the opening of a new stage in the development of the Brzeska Economic Zone.”

The Machnacz GPZ will be equipped with remote supervision technology, and will be operated by Energa-Operator’s dispatchers, who are responsible for managing the high-voltage distribution network, the company said.

The facility will be constructed in a system enabling its double-sided power supply, which will significantly increase the reliability of the electricity supply. The station will consist of two transformers, each with a capacity of 25 MVA. As part of the tasks related to the construction of the new substation, nearly nine kilometres of high-voltage lines will also be built or rebuilt, Energa added.  

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