POWER CUTS WON’T AFFECT COAL PRODUCTION

Poland, struggling with two weeks of heat wave had to limit power consumption. The main victim is entire Polish industry with its plants. Although mining sector is excluded from the mandatory limitations, two largest Polish hard coal producers – Kompania Węglowa and Jastrzębska Spółka Węglowa both announced limiting electricity consumption in their facilities.

All industrial electricity consumers using large amount of power (factories, steel mills etc.) are since 11th August limited in energy consumption. Polish coal producers decided to join the industry and seek for energy savings in their facilities. Both KW and KW claims though, that power cuts would not affect safety nor the coal production.

In the first half of 2015 JSW produced 7.7 million tonnes of hard coal (5.4 million tonnes of coking coal and 2.3 million tonnes of steam coal). The company plans to reach 16.4 million tonnes of total production by the end of 2015.

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