Sliven power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Sliven power station is a 30-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Sliven Province, Bulgaria.[1]


The map below shows the location of the power station in Sliven Province, Bulgaria.

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The 30-MW Sliven power plant was commissioned in 1969. Originally two units of each 30 MW, Unit 2 was shut down. In January 2020, the municipality of Sofia, Bulgaria, announced that it had invested $5 million (USD) in a deal with the Sliven and Bodov Dol power plants to use refuse-derived fuel (RDF) to fuel the plants alongside coal. The RDF would be produced using Sofia's waste.[2]

In March 2020, the Sliven power plant was to be investigated by the government, along with three other power plants (Brikel, Republika Pernik, and Bodov Bol), after the discovery that the Bulgarian Ministry of Environment had allowed these three other coal plants to burn enormous quantities of waste without the legal permits. According to the legal group ClientEarth, which prosecuted the case, the waste incineration could produce toxins that included heavy metals, dioxins and furans, and other hazardous substances.[3]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Toplofikacia Sliven EAS
  • Parent company: Toplofikacia Sliven EAD
  • Location: Sliven Province, Bulgaria
  • Coordinates: 42.6548, 26.3258 (exact)
  • Coal type: Lignite
  • Coal source:
  • Gross generating capacity (mothballed): 30 MW
    • Unit 2: Coal-fired (unknown combustion technology), 30 MW (start-up in 1969)
  • Gross generating capacity (operating): 30 MW
    • Unit 1: Coal-fired (unknown combustion technology), 30 MW (start-up in 1969)

Articles and Resources


  1. "Thermal power plant Sliven (Sliven)". Wikimapia. Retrieved 2021-05-22.
  2. Tanev, Mario (January 20, 2020). "Bulgaria's TPP Bobov Dol, Sliven heating utility sign deal to burn Sofia's RDF". SeeNews. Retrieved 2021-05-22.
  3. Spasic, Vladimir (2020-03-03). "Environmental organizations ask EU to stop waste burning in coal power plants in Bulgaria". Balkan Green Energy News. Retrieved 2021-05-22.