Megalopolis Lignite Centre

From Global Energy Monitor

Megalopolis Lignite Centre (MLC) is a network of surface coal mines, operated by Lignitiki Megalopolis SA, owned by the Public Power Corporation of Greece, producing 7.4 million tonnes per annum in Western Macedonia, Greece.[1]

MLC provides power to the Megalopoli power station.


The map below shows the exact location of the Megalopolis mine.

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The Megalopolis lignite deposit in Central Peloponese was evaluated for the first time in 1957. In 1969, Public Power Corporation began to exploit the lignite. The Megalopolis mine had started with an annual production of 1 million tonnes and reached a peak production of 12 million tonnes in 1996.[2]

Project Details

  • Operator: Lignitiki Megalopolis SA[3]
  • Parent Company: Public Power Corporation of Greece S.A
  • Location: Megalopoli, Arkadía, Peloponnísou, Greece[1]
  • GPS coordinates: 37.427554, 22.097807 (exact)
  • Mine status: Operating[1]
  • Start year: 1969[2]
  • Mineable reserves: 225 million tonnes[1]
  • Coal type: Lignite[1]
  • Mine size:
  • Mine type: Surface (open cast)[1]
  • Mine depth: 150 m[1]
  • Production: 7.4 million tonnes per year[1]
  • Number of employees: 4082 (with Western Macedonia Lignite Centre)[1]

Articles and Resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Euracoal, Country Profile, Greece, accessed, September 2020
  2. 2.0 2.1 Ilias Kordas, Lignite As Contributory Factor to Regional Development of Greece,Conference Paper, presented at 46th Congress of the European Regional Science Association: "Enlargement, Southern Europe and the Mediterranean", August 30th - September 3rd, 2006, Volos, Greece.
  3. Lignitiki Megalopolis, About, Company Website, accessed September 2020

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