The plan was announced by the state power company PGE on Tuesday, the biznesalert.pl website reported.
PGE’s deputy CEO Wanda Buk told the Politico Competitive Europe Summit in Brussels: “Poland last year overtook the United States, becoming the world’s second-biggest producer of li-ion batteries in terms of manufacturing capacity. Now only China is ahead of Poland.”
She added: “However, China accounts for 77 percent of the global production of li-ion batteries, while the entire European Union makes up 14 percent.”
Buk said in Brussels that PGE planned to build Europe’s largest battery-energy storage facility, at 200 MW/820 MWh, with further expansion to 800 MW by 2030, biznesalert.pl reported.
The facility will be located in Żarnowiec, northern Poland, at the site of the aborted communist-era project to build the country’s first nuclear power plant, according to officials.
PGE has called on the Polish government and the EU to introduce “regulations in support of battery-energy storage systems,” biznesalert.pl reported.
Source: biznesalert.pl, politico.eu