Braila power station

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Braila power station is an operating power station of at least 330-megawatts (MW) in Varsatura, Braila, Romania with multiple units, some of which are not currently operating.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Braila power station Varsatura, Braila, Romania 45.16503, 27.92338 (exact)[1]

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

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Unit ST1, Unit ST2, Unit ST3, Unit ST4: 45.16503, 27.92338
  • Unit 5: 45.165033, 27.923383

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology CHP Start year Retired year
Unit ST1 mothballed[2] heavy fuel oil[3] 210[3] steam turbine[3] yes[3] 1973[3]
Unit ST2 mothballed[2] heavy fuel oil[3] 210[3] steam turbine[3] yes[3] 1973[3]
Unit ST3 mothballed[2] heavy fuel oil[3] 210[3] steam turbine[3] yes[3] 1973[3]
Unit ST4 operating[3] heavy fuel oil[3] 330[3] steam turbine[3] yes[3] 1979[3]
Unit 5 cancelled coal - bituminous 800 supercritical 2013

CHP is an abbreviation for Combined Heat and Power. It is a technology that produces electricity and thermal energy at high efficiencies. Coal units track this information in the Captive Use section when known.

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner
Unit ST1 Termoelectrica[3]
Unit ST2 Termoelectrica[3]
Unit ST3 Termoelectrica[3]
Unit ST4 Termoelectrica[3]
Unit 5 Braila Power SA [100.0%]


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."[4]

In 2013 E.ON said the EUR1 billion thermal power plant was unlikely to be built without state aid.[5]

In 2014 Bankwatch said Enel had decided not to pursue the project.[6]

Articles and Resources


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  4. Enel, "Termoelelctrica, E.ON and Enel Sign Agreement for Coal Fired Power Plant in Romania", Media Release, June 18, 2008.
  5. "E.ON Romania Says State Aid Vital For Planned 800 MW Power Plant In Braila," ZF English, May 29, 2013.
  6. "Turceni coal power plant rehabilitation," Bankwatch briefing paper, July 2014

Additional data

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