CEZ Group operates one small hydroelectric plant in Poland. Another small hydro plant is currently under construction. Both plants are located in the Silesia region.
The small hydro power plant Borek was put into operation in 2013. The 0.885 MW energy source stands near the city of Krakow and is able to supply 220 households with clean electricity. It is located on the dyke of a shipping and energy waterway, which was built in the mid-1950s. Another canal, used for cooling the Skawina coal power plant, is connected to it. The Borek hydro plant has a Kaplan turbine with a slope of 11 meters and a flow rate of 9m3 / s. The plant is included in the support mechanism for small hydropower plants, the so-called Feed-In-Premium-Tariff. The tariff provides a 15-year- long financial support set at 90% of the reference price from renewable energy auctions.
A small hydroelectric power plant is being built on the site of the former Skawinka power plant (operational 1961-2017) in the Skawina coal-fired power plant site, southwest of Krakow. The planned installed capacity is 0.92 MW. It is expected to be completed in 2020. Skawinka II also received confirmation of inclusion in the Feed-In-Premium-Small Water Resources Tariff.