Kolubara A power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Kolubara A power station is a 206-megawatt coal-fired power station in Beograd, Serbia. It consisted of four units of 32 MW and one of 110 MW, commissioned from 1956 to 1979. Unit 4 (32 MW) was retired in 2009. It is owned and operated by Elektroprivreda Srbije (EPS), a government-owned utility.[1]


The plant is located in the village Veliki Crljeni.

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Coal supply

Coal for the plant is supplied by an EPS subsidiary, MB Kolubara plc, which operates four coal mines -- the Polje B mine, the Polje D mine, the Tamnava Istok mine and the Tamnava Zapad mine.[2]

Through the end of 2021 and beginning of 2022, Serbia faced issues with poor quality coal. Imported coal was necessary to keep the grid operating.[3]

Proposed coal phase out

In 2021, state-owned power utility Elektroprivreda Srbije (EPS) said that in line with the obligations set out in the Energy Community Treaty and in line with the National Emissions Reduction Plan (NERP), Kolubara A may terminate production after 2023. EPS announced a tender in May 2021 for a study on the construction of solar power plants on the ash dumps of Morava power station and Kolubara A power station.[4]

Reporting as of January 2022 cited the possibility of decommissioning the plant partially or fully in 2022 and 2023.[5]

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