Cukara power station
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The map below shows Lučani, where the power station was planned.
In 1999 it was reported that British power company EFT was interested in construction of steam power plant of 132 MW on the territory of village of Tijanja near Lučani, an area in Serbia with coal deposits.
In 2008 EFT said it was expecting to be granted a full exploitation permit for the Cukara coal mine in the municipality of Lučani. According to EFT, "the available deposits and the lignite characteristics provide basis for further considerations related to investment in a MW 132 thermal power plant at the location."
In 2009 EFT spokesman Nenad Savic said the Cukara project was at the bottom of its list of priorities: "We are proceeding with the Cukara project but in the present economic climate we have had to revise our plans and Cukara is at the bottom of our priority list. We remain very interested in the project; we think it has potential but it is still in the very early stages of development."
As of mid-2014, EFT no longer mentions the project on its web site. With no reports of progress in five years, the project appears to have been abandoned.
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