Sofia Iztok power station

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Sofia Iztok power station, also known as Sofia East power station, is a 186-megawatt (MW) gas-fired power plant in Sofia Province, Bulgaria.


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

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A 2018 report from the World Bank Group cited the capacity of the plant at 126 MW.[1] Another European Commission 2019 report provided a similar number.[2]Without further details it's unclear if two units have been retired or if there is a different reason.

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Toplofikacia Sofia EAD[3]
  • Parent company: Toplofikacia Sofia EAD[3]
  • Location: Sofia City, Sofia Province, Bulgaria
  • Coordinates: 42.6515, 23.4172 (exact)[4]
  • Gross generating capacity (operating): 186 MW
    • Gas-fired[4] combined cycle[4] with CHP[4], 186 MW[4] (start-up in 1964)[4]

Articles and Resources


  1. Bulgaria District Heating Project, World Bank Group, Mar 6, 2018
  2. State Aid SA. 54042 (2019/N) Bulgaria- Sofia waste-to-energy project/ cogeneration unit with recovery of energy from RDF, European Commission, Nov 25, 2019
  3. 3.0 3.1 Toplofikatsiya Sofia Wikipedia, accessed December 2019
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 Sofia Iztok Power Plant Wikipedia, accessed December 2019