WHAT'S NEW IN BELCHATOW?
The largest European coal-fired power plant can be found in the area surrounding Bełchatów, together with its accompanying lignite mine industries. This industrial complex is the largest employer in the region.
A major lignite deposit was discovered in 1960 near Bełchatów, and work on a mining and power-generating project was begun there in 1975. Bełchatów’s population has grown rapidly since then.
In 2021, the Voivodship publish its Territorial Just Transition Plan, which sets 2038 as the target year for turning off energy generation units at the Bełchatów plant and end date for lignite mining in the Bełchatów region.
These structural changes will bring about societal and economic effects in the region, with at least 14 000 workers affected.