Chvaletice power station

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Chvaletice power station is an operating power station of at least 820-megawatts (MW) in Trnávka, Pardubice, Pardubický, Czech Republic.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Chvaletice power station Trnávka, Pardubice, Pardubický, Czech Republic 50.028062, 15.450504 (exact)

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Unit 1, Unit 2, Unit 3, Unit 4: 50.028062, 15.450504

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology Start year Retired year
Unit 1 operating coal - lignite, bioenergy - wood & other biomass (solids) 205 subcritical 1977
Unit 2 operating coal - lignite, bioenergy - wood & other biomass (solids) 205 subcritical 1978
Unit 3 operating coal - lignite, bioenergy - wood & other biomass (solids) 205 subcritical 1978
Unit 4 operating coal - lignite, bioenergy - wood & other biomass (solids) 205 subcritical 1978

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner
Unit 1 Sev.en Energy AG [100.0%]
Unit 2 Sev.en Energy AG [100.0%]
Unit 3 Sev.en Energy AG [100.0%]
Unit 4 Sev.en Energy AG [100.0%]



Chvaletice is a lignite coal-fired power station that was owned and operated by the CEZ Group. It consists of four 205 MW subcritical units that began operating in 1977-78. In 2013, CEZ Group sold the plant to Sev.en Energy AG (sometimes referred to as Severní Energetická).[1]

Units 3-4 are being retrofitted with pollution controls to run until 2030.[2]

The plant has gone through "extensive greening" since 2016 and co-fires with woody biomass.[3][4]

In May 2020, and following a month long production stoppage at the plant due to decreased energy demand brought by the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak in the Czech Republic, Greenpeace CZ and other environmental groups raised alarm over Sev.en's renewed efforts to gain an exemption from Czech authorities related to new emission limits for air pollution due to be in force from mid-2021. According to the groups, the company is insisting on an excessive daily limit for emissions of mercury and nitrogen oxides on the basis that the technical measures to reduce these emissions would be too costly.[5]

Coal unit retirements

According to reporting from March 2024, Sev.en Energy had informed Czech government ministers that it may shut down the Chvaletice power station and Pocerady power station in 2025. A company spokesperson had reportedly said that coal plants were becoming "uncompetitive." Closure of the two plants would also affect the Vrsany and CSA lignite mines, which, combined with the power stations, employ about 3000 people. Last year, Sev.en Energy flagged that the plants would be loss-making from 2026 and sought clarification from the government on whether it would provide funding support to keep the plants operating.[6][7]

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