Ploce power station
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Ploče power plant was a proposed 800-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Croatia. The project was cancelled after 90% of voters in a referendum rejected the proposed plant.
The map below shows Ploče, the proposed location for the power station.
Background on existing plant
In 2014 Luka Ploce energija proposed building an 800 MW coal-fired power station in the industrial zone of Ploče, Croatia.
In January 2015 a local referendum on the proposed power station took place, where approximately 90% of participants said they did not want the power plant to be built in their town. The turn-out was 60% -- 10% above the required threshold, making the referendum valid. The referendum decision is not binding for the permitting authorities or the company, but a day later project promoter Luka Ploce energija said it would respect the will of the local population.
- Sponsor: Luka Ploce energija
- Parent company:
- Location: Ploče, Croatia
- Coordinates: 43.05, 17.433333 (approximate)
- Status: Cancelled
- Capacity: 800 MW
- Start date:
- Coal Type: Bituminous
- Coal Source:
- Source of financing:
Resources and articles
- "Luka Ploče: Poštivati ćemo volju građana" Croenergo.eu, January 26, 2015
- "Croatia-Bosnia: Ecologists are against the TPP “Ploce” construction at the mouth of the Neretva River – Fear for the “Hutovo blato” Nature Park," Serbia Energy, June 11, 2014
- "PLOČE Više od 90 posto Pločana protiv termoelektrane," Jutarnij List, January 25, 2015