August 11, 2016 / 8:47 AM / 3 years ago

Poland's Energa says Enea, other firms eye Ostroleka plant project

WARSAW, Aug 11 (Reuters) - Poland’s fourth-biggest power group Energa said rival Enea and other companies are interested in joining Energa’s project to build a 1 gigawatt (GW) coal-fuelled power plant in Ostroleka.

Energa revived a plan to build a new power plant in Ostroleka in northern Poland earlier this year, and the company said it would seek a partner to complete investment of 5.5-6 billion zlotys ($1.44-$1.6 billion).

“Enea expressed interest in the project, but other entities are also interested in this investment,” Energa Chief Executive Dariusz Kaskow, told a news conference.

He also said the company is looking forward to Poland launching a capacity market, in which power producers are paid by the state to keep power plants online to generate electricity as and when needed.

“The capacity market will likely start in January next year,” Kaskow said. ($1 = 3.8296 zlotys) (Reporting by Agnieszka Barteczko; editing by Susan Thomas)

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