TAURON Polska Energia S.A., previously called Energetyka Południe S.A., was established on 6 December 2006 in connection with the implementation of the “Program for the Energy Sector” adopted by the Council of Ministers. The program involved establishment of four large business entities that would consolidate both distributors and producers of energy. The goal of the consolidation was to create entities that would be strong enough to effectively compete with other European companies in the free energy market.
On 9 May 2007 the State Treasury contributed the shares of Południowy Koncern Energetyczny S.A. in Katowice, Enion S.A. in Cracow, EnergiaPro Koncern Energetyczny S.A. in Wroclaw and Elektrownia Stalowa Wola S.A. to Energetyka Południe S.A.
In addition to the above four companies, the holding includes also other companies such as Enion Energia sp. z o.o., Pierwsza Kompania Handlowa Polska Energia sp. z o.o. and EnergiaPro Gigawat sp. z o.o. in the field of energy trading, TAURON Ekoenergia sp. z o.o. and Zespół Elektrowni Wodnych Rożnów sp. z o.o. in the field of energy generation from renewable sources and Południowy Koncern Węglowy S.A. in the area of coal mining. Moreover, TAURON Polska Energia took over Elektrociepłownia Tychy S.A. and Przedsiębiorstwo Energetyki Cieplnej Katowice S.A.
Today, TAURON Group is one of the largest business entities in Poland with the capital of approximately PLN 8 billion. The holding employs over 28 thousand people.