Kardia power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Kardia power station is a 650-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Western Macedonia, Greece.


The map below shows the location of the plant in Pontokómi, Kozánis.

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Background on Plant

Kardia power station began as a four-unit coal-fired power plant with a total capacity of 1,250 MW MW. The plant was completed between 1975 and 1981, and is owned by Dimosia Epicheirisi Ilektrismou.[1]

Units 1-2 totaling 600 MW were retired in 2019. Units 3-4 totaling 650 MW are planned for retirement in 2021.[2]

Plant Details

  • Sponsor: Dimosia Epicheirisi Ilektrismou
  • Parent company: Dimosia Epicheirisi Ilektrismou
  • Location: Pontokómi, Kozánis, Western Macedonia, Greece
  • Coordinates: 40.410625, 21.786145 (exact)
  • Status: Retired (Units 1-2), Operating (Units 3-4)
  • Gross capacity: 1,250 MW (Units 1-4: 300 - 325 MW each)
  • Type: Subcritical
  • Start year: 1975-1981
  • Coal type: Lignite
  • Coal source:
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