Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Poland fears 'dumsor' if heavy snow persists

Poland could face problems with power supplies in the coming days if the freezing weather conditions continue while river water levels are low, Polish power grid operator PSE said on Tuesday.

"Due to the continued severe freeze in Poland there has been a significant increase in domestic electricity consumption. (...) At the same time, there has been a significant drop in the already low water levels in the rivers," PSE said.

Poland generates most of its electricity from coal-fired power stations, but rivers are used to cool the plants.