Puertollano power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Puertollano power station is a retired 590-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in the province of Ciudad Real, Castile-La Mancha, Spain.[1]


The map below shows the location of the power station in the province of Ciudad Real, Castile-La Mancha, Spain.

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The Puertollano power plant was commissioned in 1972 and constructed by the company Sevillana de Electricidad. In 1994, Sevillana de Electricidad sold the Puertollano plant to Endesa, who transferred it to its subsidiary Viesgo Generación. Viesgo, in turn, acquired by the Italian company Enel in 2002, which took over the plant. In 2008, energy company E.ON acquired Viesgo from Enel, thus acquiring Puertollano.[2] The plant sourced coal from adjacent coal mines operated by Encasur and was built to take advantage of the Puertollano mining basin.[2][3]

In 2008, the plant emitted 265,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide.[3]

In September 2012, E.ON announced its intention to sell the plant in October 2013.[3] After E.ON suspended the plant's operations, the General Directorate of Energy Policy and Mines formally authorized its closure on April 19, 2014 (the resolution, however, was made November 29, 2013).[2][4]

In November 2015, most of the plant was demolished.[2]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: E.ON
  • Parent company: E.ON
  • Location: the province of Ciudad Real, Castile-La Mancha, Spain
  • Coordinates: 38.6505, -4.1218 (exact)
  • Coal type: Hard coal
  • Coal source: Domestic (Puertollano mining basin)
  • Gross generating capacity (retired): 590 MW
    • Unit 1: Coal-fired subcritical, 590 MW (start-up in 1972)
  • Number of employees: 72 (in 2012)[2]

Articles and Resources


  1. "Puertollano 1 Fossil-Fired Power Plant. Spain | Empresarios Agrupados". www.empresariosagrupados.es. Retrieved 2021-07-03.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 "Central térmica de Puertollano - Wikipedia, la enciclopedia libre". es.wikipedia.org (in español). Retrieved 2021-07-03.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Puertollano Coal Power Plant Spain - GEO". Global Energy Observatory. 2012. Retrieved 2021-07-03.
  4. "Puertollano: El Gobierno oficializa la autorización de cierre de la central térmica E.ON". MiCiudadReal.es (in español). 2014-04-19. Retrieved 2021-07-03.