Agios Dimitrios power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Agios Dimitrios power station is a 1,595-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Western Macedonia, Greece. It is the largest power plant in Greece.


The map below shows the location of the plant in Ágios Dimítrios, Kozánis.

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Background on Plant

Agios Dimitrios power station is a five-unit coal-fired power plant with a total capacity of 1,595 MW. The first four units are subcritical and 300-310 MW each, completed between 1984 and 1986. The fifth unit is a 375 MW supercritical unit, completed in 1997. The plant is owned by Dimosia Epicheirisi Ilektrismou. The plant is in the heart of the Western Macedonia lignite fields.[1]

In September 2019 the Greek Prime Minister announced the country will phase out all coal-powered electricity production by 2028. Units 1-4 of Agios Dimitrios are planned for retirement in 2022, and unit 5 in 2023.[2]

Plant Details

  • Sponsor: Dimosia Epicheirisi Ilektrismou
  • Parent company: Dimosia Epicheirisi Ilektrismou
  • Location: Ágios Dimítrios, Kozánis, Western Macedonia, Greece
  • Coordinates: 40.394185, 21.924886 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross capacity: 1,595 MW (Units 1-5: 300-375 MW each)
  • Type: Subcritical (Units 1-4), Supercritical (Unit 5)
  • In service: 1984-1997
  • Coal type: Lignite
  • Coal source: Domestic
  • Source of financing:

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