Mintia-Deva power station

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Mintia-Deva power station is a power station in Mintia, Vețel, Hunedoara, Romania with multiple units of varying statuses none of which are currently operating.

Location

Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Mintia-Deva power station Mintia, Vețel, Hunedoara, Romania 45.912791, 22.826129 (exact)[1]

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

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Unit 1, Unit 2, Unit 3, Unit 4, Unit 5, Unit 6, Unit CC: 45.912791, 22.826129

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology CHP Start year Retired year
Unit 1 retired coal - bituminous 210 subcritical 1969 2012
Unit 2 retired coal - bituminous 210 subcritical 1975 2021
Unit 3 retired coal - bituminous 235 subcritical 1976 2021
Unit 4 retired coal - bituminous 210 subcritical 1977 2021
Unit 5 retired coal - bituminous 210 subcritical 1978 2021
Unit 6 retired coal - bituminous 210 subcritical 1978 2021
Unit CC pre-permit[2][3] fossil gas - natural gas, other - hydrogen (unknown)[4][5] 1700[6][7][8] combined cycle[6] 2026[9][10]

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 1 Complexul Energetic Hunedoara SA [100.0%]
Unit 2 Complexul Energetic Hunedoara SA [100.0%]
Unit 3 Complexul Energetic Hunedoara SA [100.0%]
Unit 4 Complexul Energetic Hunedoara SA [100.0%]
Unit 5 Complexul Energetic Hunedoara SA [100.0%]
Unit 6 Complexul Energetic Hunedoara SA [100.0%]
Unit CC Mass Group Holding Ltd (MGH) [100.0%]

Background

Construction works on the power station started in 1966. The plant had five identical groups of 210 MW each and one of 235 MW, totaling a capacity of 1,285 MW. The units were commissioned from 1969 to 1978. Unit 1 (210 MW) was withdrawn from operation in 2012.[11][12]

The power station was controlled by Termoelectrica's Electrocentrale Deva, a state-owned company. In June 2012, Mintia-Deva was put under the newly formed power company, Complexul Energetic Hunedoara, which also included the Paroseni Power Station and the functional mining sites that were part of the National Hard Coal Company (CNH).[13]

Coal-to-Gas Conversion

A January 2022 article noted the following (Google Translate): On December 21, 2021, the creditors' meeting approved the withdrawal from operation and closure of the Mintia units, with a decisive vote from the Environment Fund Administration which held over 48% of the complex (almost 3 billion lei). ANAF and Hidroelectrica abstained from voting. Through December 31, 2021, the 1,050 MW plant appeared on the "Transelectrica" website with the mention "Conservation entry according to the Address of the Ministry of Energy no. 12155 / 28.04.2021." In January, the units were no longer listed on the website. At a December 2021 ANRE Regulatory Committee meeting, a decision was also taken to amend the plant's production license.[14]

As of June 2021, a new gas-fired power plant was in the pre-construction phase at the power station, as part of Romania's push to decarbonize their energy industry.[15] In the "2021-2030 Integrated National Energy and Climate Plan" the Energy Ministry plans investment in gas power in Mintia, and one news report links this to the Romgaz Mintia project.[16][17]

In August 2022, the plant was sold to Mass Group Holding, with "strings attached" to develop a natural gas and renewable power station to be commissioned by 2026.[18]

Articles and Resources

References

  1. https://web.archive.org/web/20240322011618/https://www.openstreetmap.org/relation/11932702. Archived from the original on 22 March 2024. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. https://web.archive.org/web/20230313124016/https://www.enerdata.net/publications/daily-energy-news/mgh-will-invest-eu1bn-turn-romania-coal-plant-gas-and-hydrogen-15-gw.html. Archived from the original on 13 March 2023. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. (PDF) https://web.archive.org/web/20221011133125/http://ec.europa.eu/energy/sites/ener/files/documents/ro_final_necp_main_en.pdf. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 October 2022. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. https://www-profit-ro.translate.goog/povesti-cu-profit/energie/termocentrala-mintia-nu-mai-este-nici-macar-conservata-decizie-retragerea-din-exploatare-si-inchiderea-20532570?_x_tr_sl=ro&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=wapp. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. https://web.archive.org/web/20220709045503/https://energyindustryreview.com/analysis/romanian-government-announces-investments-of-eur-12-48bn-in-the-energy-sector/. Archived from the original on 09 July 2022. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |archive-date= (help); Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. 6.0 6.1 https://web.archive.org/web/20220708222517/https://www.romania-insider.com/foreign-investors-mintia-conversion-jun-2021. Archived from the original on 08 July 2022. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |archive-date= (help); Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. https://web.archive.org/web/20220709003721/https://www.romania-insider.com/romgaz-build-new-power-plant. Archived from the original on 09 July 2022. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |archive-date= (help); Missing or empty |title= (help)
  8. https://www.dieselgasturbine.com/news/coal-to-gas-switch-planned-in-romania/8027250.article. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  9. https://web.archive.org/web/20240322022252/https://www.replicahd.ro/noua-investitie-de-la-mintia-gata-pana-in-2026/. Archived from the original on 22 March 2024. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  10. https://web.archive.org/web/20220927120326/https://balkangreenenergynews.com/romania-sells-decommissioned-mintia-coal-power-plant/. Archived from the original on 27 September 2022. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  11. Deva Power Station, Electrocentrale Deva website, accessed May 2014.
  12. "Hunedoara Energy Complex," Complexul Energetic Hunedoara, accessed April 2016
  13. "How Will The War Between Coal And Green Energy End?" ZF English, Mar 17, 2014.
  14. "Termocentrala Mintia nu mai este nici măcar conservată. DECIZIE - retragerea din exploatare și închiderea," Profit-Ro, January 3, 2022
  15. andreich (2021-06-10). "Israeli, Korean investors bid to convert Mintia coal-fired power plant in Romania". Romania Insider. Retrieved 2022-05-23.
  16. The 2021-2030 Integrated National Energy and Climate Plan, Romanian Energy Ministry, Apr 2020
  17. Romanian Government Announces Investments of EUR 12.48bn in the Energy Sector, Energy Industry Review, Jul 7, 2020
  18. Balkan Green Energy News (2022-08-30). "Romania sells decommissioned Mintia coal power plant". Balkan Green Energy News. Retrieved 2022-11-08.

Additional data

To access additional data, including interactive maps of the power stations, downloadable datases, and summary data, please visit the Global Coal Plant Tracker and the Global Oil and Gas Plant Tracker on the Global Energy Monitor website.