TAURON Polska Energia SA is a holding company, which engages in the distribution, generation, and supply of electricity and heat. The firm operates through the following segments: Mining, Generation, Renewable Energy Sources, Distribution, Supply and Other Operations. The Mining segment consists of hard coal mining, cleaning (upgrading) and sales in Poland. The Generation segment comprises of electricity generation using conventional sources, including cogeneration, as well as electricity generation from biomass burning and also includes heat generation and supply. The Renewable Energy Sources segment includes electricity generation from renewable energy sources, such as hydroelectric power plants and wind farms. The Distribution segment comprising distribution of electricity using the distribution grids. The Supply segment comprises of electricity and natural gas supply to the final consumers and electricity, natural gas and derivative products wholesale trading, as well as trading and management of the CO2 emission allowances. The Other Operations segment ensures the availability and security of the IT services. The company was founded on December 6, 2006 and is headquartered in Katowice, Poland.