Zakopane/Podhale Geothermal District Heating and Environment Project

Project Summary

With 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.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
654
Project Type
Full-size Project
Status
Cancelled
Country
Poland
Region
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
Geotermia Podhalanska
GEF Period:
GEF - 2
Approval Fiscal Year:
1999

Financials

Project Preparation Grant Amount
0 USD
GEF Project Grant
5,400,000 USD
Co-financing Total
91,300,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
0 USD
Total Cost 96,700,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Project Cancelled
01 May 2006