Energy

Efficient, clean, modern: power plant by PCC

Our Energy division plans, builds and operates power generating facilities. The Renewable Energies business unit has had several of its small hydropower plants connected to national grids in South-East Europe, while the Conventional Energies business unit supplies electricity and process heat, primarily to our manufacturing facilities in Poland.

Renewable Energies business unit

Small hydropower plant in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Small hydropower plant in North Macedonia

Small hydropower plant in North Macedonia

Small hydropower plant in North Macedonia

Small hydropower plant in North Macedonia

The operating business of the Renewable Energies unit is assigned to PCC DEG Renewables GmbH, Duisburg, a joint venture that we manage together KfW subsidiary DEG – Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH. As a result of the commissioning of a total of five small, environmentally friendly power plants – four of which in North Macedonia – we have moved closer to our goal of assembling a portfolio of power plants based on renewable energy that may eventually be sold en bloc to a strategic investor.

Conventional Energies business unit

The main revenue generator of the Energy segment is, however, PCC Energetyka Blachownia Sp. z o.o., Kędzierzyn-Koźle (Poland), which operates in the field of power and heat cogeneration. Together with the Energy business unit of PCC Rokita SA, which supplies power to the Brzeg Dolny site, this forms the core of the Conventional Energies business unit.

Investments in the Energy division

The focus of our capital expenditures in this area is on two business units: Conventional Energies, with the supply of electricity and process steam to our large chemical site in Poland as its core activity, and Renewable Energies, where we design and operate small hydropower plants in South-Eastern Europe. In the Renewable Energies business unit, five small hydropower plants were in operation at the end of 2019, of which one in Bosnia-Herzegovina and four in North Macedonia. Another power plant, which we also built in North Macedonia, is currently in trial operation.