Electricity from coal burning falls to 46.08 pct y/y in December

Power stations burning brown coal produced 23.45 percent of Poland's electricity in December 2019 against 27.34 percent in the corresponding month of 2018, PSE said. Darek Delmanowicz/PAP

The production of electricity in Poland based on the burning of coal fell in December 2019 to 46.08 percent from 49.25 percent in December 2018, according to data from state owned transmission system operator PSE.

Power stations burning brown coal produced 23.45 percent of Poland's electricity in December 2019 against 27.34 percent in the corresponding month of 2018, PSE said. Gas-powered generators accounted for 9.5 percent of production against 6.13 percent a year earlier.

Wind-power produced 12.06 percent of the electricity production in the last month of 2019 compared to 9.16 percent in the analogous period of 2018, while industrial power stations (industrial units providing their own electricity) delivered 7.03 percent compared to 6.77 percent a year earlier.

Some 1.52 percent of electricity came from hydro-electric stations compared 1.16 percent in December 2018.

Renewable sources of energy accounted for 0.37 percent of all electricity production, against 0.19 percent in December of 2018.