The plant is situated in a rapidly developing region of southern Poland, near Detmarovice.

Skawina generates electricity and heat in its combined production. The bituminous coal-fired power plant Skawina has a generating capacity of 492 MW. Within its combined production of power and heat, the plant supplies heat and hot water to the city of Skawina and the Western part of Cracow. It supplies electricity to several local distribution companies in Poland.

CEZ Power Company has gained a ca 100% share in Skawina from the American concern PSEG in May 2006.

Further information on Skawina power plant is available on its websites (in polish)