The Center of Technology Specialization Energy – Environment – Health would be created by the Central Mining Institute (GIG) in the years to come. This research and development project will involve several partners and more than PLN 200 million.
According to the institute, the investment could be focused on the development of an energy laboratory where different energy devices and infrastructure are designed for researches and analysis purposes. Amongst the planned infrastructure, which would be built, is an 100 kW photovoltaic power plant, sun collectors to produce hot water, ground- and air-source heat pumps (25 kW and 50 kW respectively), electric vehicles charging station and a wind turbine.
Additionally, the Central Mining Institute would expand researches on smart grids and smart metering through the new infrastructure as well as through the existing one (revamp and expansion).
The project will also involve the participation of the Silesian University of Technology, the Foundation of Cardiac Surgery Development and the Wasko company.
The estimated cost of the investment totals PLN 218 million. The project is submitted as one of the crucial for the region’s development in the years 2014-2020. The government body of the Silesian Voivodeship will apply for European Union funds to support the undertaking.
GIG has already started the preparation of the project. Its implementation is expected between 2015 and 2018.