According to Deputy Treasury Minister Paweł Tamborski, the Polish Ministry of State Treasury, together with the Ministry of Economy and the Chancellery of the Prime Minister, is analyzing new options to build further units in the Opole power plant. The minister added that one of the options is financing the project from the state-run Polish Investments program.
PGE withdrew from the construction of two 900 MW units in the Opole power plant in early April, on grounds of expected low profitability due to falling electricity prices. State support or support of any other entity won’t swing the NPV of the project into the positive territory. On the other hand the support from the Polish Investment Programme cannot be higher than PLN 750m which does not make the day for PGE. Only participation of other entity (i.e Kompania Weglowa as indicated by press speculation) and sharing the outlays for the project more evenly would be less burdensome for PGE’s valuation and for shareholders.