Fortum entered the Polish market in 2003. In the heating and cooling businesses there are three CHP plants and over 800 km of district heating networks, which serve around 360,000 households in the cities of Plock, Wroclaw, Czestochowa, Zabrze and Bytom. The overall electricity generation capacity reaches 233 MW and the heat generation capacity is over 998 MW. In 2019 Fortum had approximately 560 employees in Poland.
Fortum's CHP plant in Czestochowa, that was built from the ground up, was opened in 2010. The CHP plant uses coal and biomass as source of energy. Apart from the CHP plant in Czestochowa, Fortum produces heat and electricity in two other CHP plants; in Zabrze and Bytom.
In September 2018 Fortum inaugurated a new multi-fuel CHP plant in Zabrze. The new power plant complies with high environmental and BAT (Best Available Technology) standards. The plant provides district heating to some 70,000 households in Zabrze and Bytom, in southeastern Poland. The new investment replaced the outdated, purely coal-fired units in Zabrze, and it enhanced the two cities' energy production efficiency. The new plant has production capacity of 225 megawatts, and the annual production is estimated to amount to approximately 730 gigawatt hours (GWh) of electricity and 550 GWh of heat.
Fortum sells also gas and electricity to both: business clients and individual customers. The total number of clients Fortum provides with gas and electricity is nearly 100,000. Fortum draws on experience from Nordic markets in order to ensure sustainable and the highest level of quality solutions to its customers.
Since 2017 Fortum has been introducing Charge & Drive cloud solution to the Polish market. We focused on cloud based solutions delivered to charger operation. We also work on innovations in HC. Currently we are carrying out research on cooling from district heat with adsorption technology.
Fortum’s aim is to create energy that improves life for present and future generations. Catering to versatile needs of our customers, we generate, distribute and sell electricity and heat, and offer related expert services.