Carbon dioxide (CO2)
We make every effort to minimize carbon dioxide emissions, acting in this way in line with the pursuit of the European Union’s climate objectives and social expectations.
When it started the non-financial reporting process for 2019, we extended the list of reported ratios, including those pertaining to CO2 emissions, in order to estimate which companies/organizational units will be able to present appropriate data without making changes in the management system and in procedures. When this report was published, management decisions were made to extend the scope of reporting on CO2 emissions in the next reporting period, including decisions on the schedule of implementing full emission reporting in the ENEA Group and in its supply chain (Scope 1, Scope 2, Scope 3).
Carbon dioxide emission levels in the ENEA Group
|CO2 emissions[Mg] ||2018||2019|
|Kozienice Power Plant||14 076 969||14 883 265|
|Połaniec Power Plant||8 219 329||6 751 791|
|Białystok Combined Heat and Power Plant||280 147||253 522|
|“Zachód” Heat Plant (Białystok)||19 753||12 254|
|MEC Piła||84 107||80 450|
|PEC||14 576||13 597|
3% decrease in CO2 emissions compared to 2018
Allocation of free-of-charge CO2 emission allowance granted to ENEA Group
|Kozienice – Power Plant [t]||Allocation of free-of-charge CO2 emission allowance [t]||Costs of allowances [PLN]|
|2018||14 076 969||2 187 758||324 672 994,2|
|2019||14 883 264||1 719 943||834 265 665,03|
|2018||84 107||18 197||5 493 511,19|
|2019||80 450||14 954||6 276 583,02|
|2018||280 147||104 834||23 930 174,8|
|2019||253 522||87 180||16 867 573,66|
|2018||19 753||696||410 396,8|
|2019||12 254||682||1 480 174,14|
|2018||8 219 329||129 321||211 724 216|
|2019||6 751 791||126 099||411 162 327|
 Accounting treatment.
 Single allocation of free-of-charge allowances for 2018.
 Single allocation of free-of-charge allowances for 2019.
More information on greenhouse gas emissions and changes to them compared to 2018 is provided on pages 98-99 of the Management Board Report on the Activity of ENEA S.A. and ENEA Group in 2019.
Our activities for limiting greenhouse gas emissions are described in the Environmentally-friendly Investments section.
Sulfur dioxide, dust and nitrogen oxides
Our ambition is to lower as much as possible emissions of pollutants generated during production processes, which is served by further infrastructural investments performed. Due to them, continued progress is possible with limiting emissions of sulfur dioxide, dust and nitrogen oxides.
Level of emissions of sulfur dioxide (SO2), dust and nitrogen oxides (NOx) generated by companies from the Generation Segment in 2019
|Company name||Emission rate [Mg]|
|Kozienice Power Plant||8 781,4||9 035,8||352,4||369,6||9 650,2||10 670,8|
|ENEA Połaniec Power Plant||8 876,9||5 895,8||617,7||484,2||7 759,5||6 452,8|
|Białystok Combined Heat and Power Plant||167,7||206,3||34,3||43,8||365,5||402,1|
|“Zachód” Heat plant (Białystok)||21,8||18,3||3||1,3||21||11,7|
 Blocks 1-11 and start-up boiler room.
Pursuant to the IED Directive, as of 1 January 2016, more stringent limits for emissions of pollutants will be in force, to which, among others, energy producers using coal technologies will have to adjust. To meet the problems of economic operators, the possibility of temporary mitigation of the directive’s requirements has been provided for, which means an extra time for adjusting our production units to the new standards. The scope of the above mitigations is described in the Transitional National Plan. In accordance with this plan, we are adjusting our activity to the emission limits for sulfur dioxide, dust and nitrogen oxides, which are tightened every year but settlement of the limits is allowed for the whole Group cumulatively. We can satisfy completely the requirements which came into force from 1 January 2016 until 30 June 2020.
Emissions of pollutants under the Transitional National Plan for 2019 and the extent to which annual emission limits are used
|[Mg]||% of utilization||[Mg]||% of utilization||[Mg]||% of utilization|
|Kozienice Power Plant||emission||6 150,06||81,9||156,7||20,9||nd.||nd.|
|annual threshold||7 513,5||751,3|
|Białystok Combined Heat and Power Plant||emission||193,86||27,3||33,45||47,1||384,76||65,6|
|annual threshold||8 223,63||822,34||586,24|
More information on emissions of pollutants and changes to them compared to 2018 is provided on pages 98-99 of the Management Board Report on the Activity of ENEA S.A. and ENEA Group in 2019.
Our activities for limiting emissions of pollutants are described in the Environmentally-friendly Investments section.