Paroseni power station

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The Paroseni power station is a 150 megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Romania. A new plant of 200 MW was proposed but subsequently cancelled.

In 2012 Paroseni was merged with the the Mintia-Deva power station to become the Hunedoara Energy Complex.


The undated satellite photo below shows the power station in Hunedoara.

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The plant was owned by Termoelectrica. In June 2012 Paroseni was put under the newly formed power company, Complexul Energetic Hunedoara, which also includes Mintia-Deva power station and the functional mining sites that are part of the National Hard Coal Company (CNH).[1]


Units 1-3 of the Paroseni Power Station, each 50 MW, were built in 1956, 1957, and 1959 respectively. They are now retired. Unit 4 (150 MW) was built in 1964.[2][3]

Expansion plans for Unit 5 (200 MW)

On September 30, 2011, the Romanian government applied to the EU Emissions Trading System for allocation of approximately 75 million tonnes of carbon allowances free of charge in the period 2013-2019. The application included construction of four new coal-fired power plants with a total capacity of 2,000 MW (CE Rovinari, SE Islanita, SE Paroseni, and Braila Power). The new Paroseni plant would be 200 MW.[4]

According to the Romania Energy Ministry, investment in Paroseni has been cancelled as of 2014.[5]

Project Details for Proposed Unit 5

  • Sponsor: Complexul Energetic Hunedoara
  • Parent company:
  • Developer:
  • Location: Paroseni, Hunedoara, Romania
  • Coordinates: 45.366101, 23.261351 (exact)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Capacity: 200 MW
  • Type:
  • Start date:
  • Coal Type: Hard coal
  • Coal Source:
  • Source of financing:

Resources and articles


  1. "How Will The War Between Coal And Green Energy End?" ZF English, Mar 17, 2014.
  2. "Coal- and Lignite-Fired Plants in Romania," Power Plants Around the World, accessed May 2014
  3. "Coal-Fired Plants Financed by International Public Investment Institutions Since 1994", Appendix to Foreclosing the Future: Coal, Climate and International Public Finance: Investment in coal-fired power plants hinders the fight against global warming, Environmental Defense, April 2009.
  4. "The Article 10C Application of Romania, Bankwatch, Feb. 21, 2012.
  5. "Planul National de Investii," Romania Energy Ministry, accessed Sep 2016

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