Poland has a vital need to transform its energy system. The Polish electricity generation mix will fundamentally change as energy generation assets are reaching decommissioning age and the pressure for energy transition is growing.
The currently domination of coal will be marginalized by 2050 and replaced by nuclear and renewables.
But replacing one source by another is not enough. The demand for electricity will only increase in coming decades (dynamic growth of the economy, increasing numbers of electric cars, hydrogen production). The country needs new sources of energy to head off an electricity demand-supply gap, which might reach 190 TWh in 2050.
SMRs & MMRs are not competing with government plans regarding large reactors, but should be seen as complements to each other.These reactors can play an important part in the country’s energy mix transition and especially provide support to the growing industry sector in its shift to clean energy. This segment of nuclear is a tailor-made solution for municipalities to provide district heating. Poland has the highest number of people connected to district heating in the EU: 16 mln Poles are connected to district heating systems, including Warsaw with the largest heating network in Europe.
Poland faces the big challenge of decarbonising its energy sector. As a coal-reliant nation, we need to completely rebuild our energy system. We want to be an active player in that process. We are convinced we have solutions, the necessary competences and we are highly motivated to do just that.
Due its nature, Poland is one of the most promising markets in the EU for the successfull development of SMR and MMR technologies.
Our vision of developing nuclear facilities means we plan on becoming an important player in Poland’s energy transformation.