Berane power station

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Berane power station is a cancelled power station in Berane, Berane, Montenegro.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Berane power station Berane, Berane, Montenegro 42.8400, 19.8600 (approximate)

The map below shows the approximate location of the power station.

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Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology Start year Retired year
Unit 1 cancelled coal - lignite 110 MW subcritical - -

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner Parent
Unit 1 Rudnik Uglja Berane Balkan Energy

Project-level coal details

  • Coal source: Polica, petnjik and zagorje


  • Source of financing:

Background on Plant

A 2007 Montenegro Ministry for Economic Development of Montenegro stated that the company was investigating coal reserves in the Berane area, and may construct a thermal power station of about 100 MW, if the Berane mine were sold to a private investor willing to invest the funds.[1]

Greek company Restis Group bought Berane coal mine in August 2007, with plans to invest 20 million Euros over the next 10 years in the mine, as well as 100 additional million for building a 110 megawatt thermal power station.[2]

In June 2014 Metalfer and Premogovnik Velenje in Slovenia acquired the mine from the Restis Group.[3]

According to Metalfer's website, "MFE Invest is tasked with analysing, planning and financing the construction of the new Thermal Power Plant in Berane, Montenegro which will be supplied by Metalfer’s Berane coal mine." A strategic partner to MFE Invest is Power China Corporation. The information has later disappeared from the company's website.[4]

The 2014 Energy Development Strategy for Montenegro until 2030 dismissed the project as unviable, citing "difficult conditions of exploitation and small coal reserves, which are not enough for a thermal power plant."[5]

Articles and Resources


  1. "Energy development Strategy of Montenegro by 2025," Montenegro Ministry for Economic Development of Montenegro, 2007.
  2. "Coal mine in Berane perhaps a part of Electrocommerce," Vibilia Beta, June 25, 2009.
  3. "From coal mine Berane announced: Production starts in June," Vijesti, June 3, 2014.
  4. "Conventional Power," Metalfer website (cached version), accessed June 2014.

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