Pljevlja coal mine

From Global Energy Monitor
This article is part of the Global Coal Mine Tracker, a project of Global Energy Monitor.

The Pljevlja coal mine owned and operated by Elektroprivreda Crne Gore produces 1.5 million tonnes per annum in Montenegro.

The mine supplies coal to the Pljevlja Power Station. The company considered expanding the mine to account for an expansion at the power station, but in 2019 new units were cancelled.


The satellite photo below shows the power station in Pljevlja.

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The Montenegrin NGOs Green Home and MANS have criticised plans by the Montenegrin government to choose a strategic partner for Pljevlja II without conducting a proper tender, stating that instead the government planned to sign an intergovernmental agreement and enact a "special law" on the project, creating a legal loophole to move forward on Pljevlja II without proving its benefits.

Project Details of expansion

  • Sponsor: Elektroprivreda Crne Gore
  • Parent company: Elektrivreda Crne Gore
  • Developer: Skoda Praha of CEZ
  • Location: Pljevlja, Montenegro
  • Coordinates: 43.339467, 19.364433 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Production: 1.5 million tonnes per annum
  • Start date:
  • Coal Type: Lignite
  • Mineable Reserves: 42.5 [1]
  • Source of financing:

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