Braila Power Station Expansion

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The Braila Power Station is an 850-megawatt (MW) power station in Romania, which has been proposed to be expanded by 800 MW.


The undated satellite photo below shows the Braila Power Station in Braila.

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Background on expansion

The power station is a proposal by the state-owned Romanian company Termoelectrica and a consortium comprising E.ON Kraftwerke and Enel for "for the development of the Braila power plant project, for a new 800 MW coal-fired production capacity." The three companies announced in June 2008 that they had signed a Memorandum of Understanding relating to the project.

The consortium states that "the project will also utilize the existing assets from the power plant currently in operation ... Based on the results of the feasibility study, expected by the end of 2008, the parties will decide whether or not to implement the power plant project." The media release also states that "the plant will be prepared for CCS (Carbon Capture and Storage) -technology."[1]

In 2013 E.ON said the EUR1 billion thermal power plant was unlikely to be built without state aid.[2]

In 2014 Bankwatch said Enel had decided not to pursue the project.[3]

Project Details of expansion

  • Sponsor: Braila Power Company.
  • Parent company: E.ON, Enel
  • Developer:
  • Location: Braila, Braila, Romania
  • Coordinates: 45.165033, 27.923383 (exact)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Capacity: 800 MW
  • Type: Supercritical
  • Start date:
  • Coal Type: Hard coal
  • Coal Source:
  • Source of financing:

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