Craiova II power station

From Global Energy Monitor

The Craiova II Power Station is a 300-megawatt (MW) thermal power station located in Craiova, Romania, owned by Termoelectrica's Sc Electrocentrale Bucuresti.


The undated satellite photo below shows the power station in Craiova.

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The 2 x 150 MW power station was built in 1987 and fueled by lignite coal and natural gas.[1][2]

The Craiova Power Station, along with the Rovinari Power Station and Turceni Power Station, are considered part of the Oltenia Energy complex.[3]

Expansion plans

In 2008 it was reported there were plans to add a third coal unit of 150 MW at the station,[4] which would result in a total power generating capacity of 450 MW at a cost of US$ 225 million.[5]

However, as of 2015 there are no news of the plan, which appears to have been abandoned.

Coal ash spill

The ash remains

In December 2013, a coal ash deposit belonging to the Oltenia Energy Complex flooded 15 hectares of agricultural lands and 10 households in the Submaidane area of the Turceni and Ionesti settlements.[6]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: CE Oltenia
  • Parent company:
  • Developer:
  • Location: Craiova, Dolj, Romania
  • Coordinates: 44.343502, 23.814184 (exact)
  • Status: Announced
    • Unit 1: Operating
    • Unit 2: Operating
    • Unit 3: Cancelled
  • Capacity:
    • Unit 1: 150 MW
    • Unit 2: 150 MW
    • Unit 3: 150 MW
  • Type:
  • Start date:
  • Coal Type: Hard coal
  • Coal Source:
  • Source of financing:

Resources and articles


  1. "Cele mai mari termocentrale din Romania"
  2. [ "European Coal Map,"] CAN, 2015
  3. "The study for the power plant in Rovinari to be ready this autumn," Romania Scout, May 22, 2013.
  4. "CE Craiova vrea o noua termocentrala," Gazete de Sud, Dec 1, 2008
  5. "The Article 10C Application of Romania, Bankwatch, Feb. 21, 2012
  6. "The future is ash-grey for people in Turceni, Romania," Bankwatch, Sep. 9, 2014.

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