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Detail of GEF Project #654

GEF Project ID654
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameZakopane/Podhale Geothermal District Heating and Environment Project
RegionEurope and Central Asia
Focal AreaClimate Change
Operational ProgramSTRM
Approval Date1999-05-07
CEO Endorsement Date2000-04-07
GEF Agency Approval Date2000-05-11
Project Completion Date2004-12-31
Project Cancellation Date2006-05-01
Project StatusCancelled
GEF AgencyWorld Bank
Executing AgencyGeotermia Podhalanska
DescriptionWith the objective of reducing greenhouse gases, the proposed Project would assist the Government in exploiting developing the countries geothermal resources to establish in the Podhale region of Southern Poland a new district heating system with supplementary gas-fired peaking capacity. Specifically, the proposed Project provides for: (a) drilling five geothermal wells including; two for production and three for re-injection, in addition to the two doublets already in place; (b) installing a new base-load district heating plant with a capacity of 60 to 70 MW for heat generation; (c) installing two new natural gas-fired peaking plants at Zakopane (42 MWt) and Nowy Targ (12 MWt); and (d) developing the district heating net work (about 100 km), including the geothermal circuit, transmissions and distribution pipelines, and consumer connections.
Implementation StatusAmendment Letter for redenomination of Grant from SDR to Dollar was signed by Country Director. It was planned to extend closing date for two more years through 12/3/2006, but CU disagreed to process the extension in the absence of a time-bound action plan for 1/2005 - 12/2006, and given that the business plan is still being prepared and would not be available until mid-2005. Grant was, therefore, closed as of 12/31/2004. The Implementation Completion Report was delivered.
GEF Project Grant
5,400,000 USD
GEF Grant
5,400,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
79,300,000 USD
Project Cost
84,700,000 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
5,400,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
91,300,000 USD
Project Cost (CEO Endo.)
96,700,000 USD
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