Borsod power station
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Borsod power station is a power station in Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén, Northern Hungary, Hungary with multiple units of varying statuses none of which are currently operating.
Table 1: Project-level location details
|Plant name||Location||Coordinates (WGS 84)|
|Borsod power station||Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén, Northern Hungary, Hungary||47.904814, 21.055306 (exact)|
The map below shows the exact location of the power station.
Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):
- New Unit 2, Unit 1, New Unit 1, Unit 3, Unit 2: 47.904814, 21.055306
Table 2: Unit-level details
|Unit name||Status||Fuel(s)||Capacity (MW)||Technology||Start year||Retired year|
|New Unit 2||cancelled||coal - lignite, bioenergy - unknown||165||subcritical||–||–|
|Unit 1||retired||coal - lignite, bioenergy - unknown||30||subcritical||1951||2011|
|New Unit 1||cancelled||coal - lignite, bioenergy - unknown||165||subcritical||–||–|
|Unit 3||retired||coal - lignite, bioenergy - unknown||30||subcritical||1951||2011|
|Unit 2||retired||coal - lignite, bioenergy - unknown||30||subcritical||1951||2011|
Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details
|New Unit 2||AES Corp [100.0%]|
|Unit 1||AES Corp [100.0%]|
|New Unit 1||AES Corp [100.0%]|
|Unit 3||AES Corp [100.0%]|
|Unit 2||AES Corp [100.0%]|
The first phase of the Borsod plant was built from 1951-1957. Starting in 2002, one of the boilers was modified for firing wood and other biomass and eventually, two boilers were retrofit with CFB equipment for 100% biomass consumption. The remaining sets were taken out of service in 2003 with the expiration of power and heat supply contracts with Kazincbarcika city and nearby industrial users. Owner AES Borsodi Energetikai, the Hungarian arm of U.S. power company AES Corporation, stopped power production at the plant in 2011, which at the time ran mainly on biomass.
AES has planned to develop a new coal fired power station at the location, comprising two 165 MW coal-fired units. Mott MacDonald (MM) was contracted by AES to generate a conceptual plan for the new plant, which would use a blend of local brown coal and imported black coal, and have biomass firing capabilities.
The original start date was planned for 2012-2013, but may have been cancelled due to difficulties in securing a coal supply.
Articles and Resources
- "AES Shuts Two Hungarian Power Plants, an Industrial Info News Alert," Market Wire, April 4, 2011.
- "Coal- and Lignite-Fired Plants in Hungary," Industcards, accessed April 2016
- "Borsod Coal Fired CFB Project, 330 MWe CHP, Hungary," Mott MacDonald website, accessed January 2013.
- András Perger, "The role of coal in the Hungarian electricity sector with special attention to the use of lignite," Energy Club, November 2009.
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