Poland To Explore SMRs Deployment At Coal-Fired Power Plant Site

The largest private energy group in Poland, ZE PAK, and Synthos Green Energy have signed an investment agreement to explore the construction of four to six GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) BWRX-300 small modular reactors (SMRs) at the site of ZE PAK’s Pątnów coal-fired power plant in central Poland.

It would also be a great, symbolic achievement showing how nuclear energy strongly supports decarbonization, producing low-carbon energy, and working together with renewables in replacing polluting energy sources.

Solar, wind, hydrogen and nuclear are the most important energy sources we are investing in. PAK is the first coal-fired power producer in Poland that not only says it has a plan to move away from coal, but is actually moving away from it … Investment in the atom is a gigantic opportunity for Poland, its people and businesses to access clean and cheap energy. Poland needs diverse, ecological sources of electricity and heat, both for all individual and corporate consumers.

Zygmunt Solorz, ZE PAK owner

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Poland is firmly interested in nuclear technologies and several agreements and MoU have already been signed in the last year.