Megalopoli power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Megalopoli power station is a 600-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Peloponnísou, Greece.

Location

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Background on Plant

Megalopoli power station was a four-unit coal-fired power plant with a total capacity of 850 MW. The first two units of 125 MW each were completed in 1970 and retired in 2011. Units 3-4 of 300 MW each are still operating. The plant is owned by Public Power Corporation. Megalopoli was extended with two 400-MW CCGT blocks in 2012.[1]

On September 1, 2019, PPC said it would begin to close the Megalopoli and Amyntaio power station in consultation with local communities, with consultations to begin in 2020.[2]

On September 13, 2019, the Greek Supreme Court declined to renew the environmental permits of the Megalopoli A & B lignite power plants. Both lignite stations emit higher levels of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides than allowed by EU standards.[3]

In September 2019 the Greek Prime Minister announced the country will phase out all coal-powered electricity production by 2028. Megalopoli power station is planned for retirement in 2022-2023.[4]

Plant Details of coal units

  • Sponsor: Public Power Corporation
  • Parent company: Public Power Corporation
  • Location: Megalopoli, Arkadía, Peloponnísou, Greece
  • Coordinates: 37.417449, 22.107892 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross capacity: 600 MW (Units 3-4: 300 MW)
  • Type: Subcritical
  • In service: 1975 (Unit 3), 1991 (Unit 4)
  • Coal type: Lignite
  • Coal source:
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