Megalopoli power station
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Megalopoli power station is a 600-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Peloponnísou, Greece.
The map below shows the location of the plant in Megalopoli, Arkadía.
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.
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.
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.
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:
- Source of financing:
Articles and resources
- "Lignite-Fired Plants in Greece," Industcards, accessed April 2016
- "Plan to make PPC more attractive to investors," Ekathimerini, Sep 1, 2019
- "Το ΣτΕ ακυρώνει περιβαλλοντικές άδειες λιγνιτικών σταθμών," Greenpeace, Sep 13, 2019
- "Οι μεσοπρόθεσμες στρατηγικές προτεραιότητες της ΔΕΗ: και οι οικονομικές προοπτικές για το 2020," PPC, January 2020