Connection to grid requested for Poland's first plant

05 January 2024

Polish electricity grid operator Polskie Sieci Elektroenergetyczne (PSE) has determined the parameters required for connecting the country's first nuclear power plant, planned in Pomerania, to the national grid.

An illustrative example of how the Pomeranian plant might look (Image: PEJ)

Every quarter, PSE updates the list of companies that have applied for a connection to the national grid. According to the latest list, on 7 December Polskie Elektrownie Jądrowe (PEJ) received the conditions for the connection to the grid of a nuclear power plant in the Gdańsk area with a capacity of up to 3720 MWe.

The next stage in the process is the conclusion of a connection agreement between PSE and PEJ - a special-purpose vehicle 100% owned by the State Treasury. The date of concluding the connection agreement and the date of connecting the power plant to the national grid have not yet been determined.

In November 2022, the then Polish government selected the Westinghouse AP1000 reactor technology for construction at the Lubiatowo-Kopalino site in the Choczewo municipality in Pomerania in northern Poland. An agreement setting a plan for the delivery of the plant was signed in May last year by Westinghouse, Bechtel and PEJ. The country's Ministry of Climate and Environment in July issued a decision-in-principle for PEJ to construct the plant. The aim is for Poland's first AP1000 reactor to enter commercial operation in 2033.

The Ministry of Climate and Environment in November last year issued a decision-in-principle for the country's second large nuclear power plant. Two South Korean-supplied APR1400 reactors are planned in the Patnów-Konin region.

Researched and written by World Nuclear News