Pego power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Pego power station is a 628-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Centro, Portugal.

Location

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Background on Plant

Pego power station is a two-unit coal-fired power plant with a total capacity of 628 MW. The plant was completed between 1992 and 1995, and is owned by Engie and Endesa. Coal is imported by CarboPego via the Port of Sines 290 km away and delivered by rail.[1]

In October 2019 the government announced Pego would be closed by the end of 2021 and Sines power station by September 2023, after which the country will have no operating coal-fired power plants.[2]

Plant Details

  • Sponsor: Tejo Energia SA
  • Parent company: Engie and Endesa
  • Location: Pego, Abrantes, Médio Tejo, Centro, Portugal
  • Coordinates: 39.468174, -8.109231 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross capacity: 628 MW (Units 1&2: 314 MW)
  • Type: Subcritical
  • In service: 1992-1995
  • Coal type:
  • Coal source: Imported
  • Source of financing:

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