Sines power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Sines power station was a 1,250-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Alentejo, Portugal.

The coal plant was retired in January 2021, leaving the country with just one remaining coal power station in operation, Pego power station, which is scheduled for closure in November 2021.[1]


The map below shows the location of the plant in Sines, Alentejo Litoral.

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Background on Plant

Sines power station is a four-unit coal-fired power plant with a total capacity of 1,250 MW. The plant was completed between 1985 and 1987, and is owned by Energias de Portugal. Coal is imported via covered conveyor from Sines Port.[2]

In October 2019 the government announced the Pego power station would be closed by the end of 2021 and Sines by September 2023, after which the country will have no operating coal-fired power plants.[3]

In July 2020, EDP said the Sines coal plant may close by January 2021, due to poor economics. The closure of Pego and Sines would make Portual coal-free by 2021, two years earlier than planned by the government.[4]

Plant Details

  • Sponsor: EDP Produção
  • Parent company: Energias de Portugal
  • Location: Sines, Alentejo Litoral, Alentejo, Portugal
  • Coordinates: 37.932427, -8.803858 (exact)
  • Status: Retired (2021)
  • Gross capacity: 1,250 MW (Units 1-4: 308-314 MW)
  • Type: Subcritical
  • Start year: 1985 (Units 1-2), 1987 (Units 3-4)
  • Coal type:
  • Coal source: Imported
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. "Portugal on track to become coal-free by year end". 2021-01-15. Retrieved 2021-06-22.
  2. "Sines Coal Power Plant Portugal," GEO, accessed April 2016
  3. "Zero satisfeita com antecipação do fecho das centrais a carvão do Pego e Sines," Publico, Oct 26, 2019
  4. "EDP antecipa fecho da central de Sines para janeiro de 2021. Assume custo de 100 milhões," Eco, July 14, 2020

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