Svilosa power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Svilosa power station is a 120-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria.


The undated satellite photo below shows the power station in Svishtov.

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TPP Sviloza is a 120 MW coal-fired plant with combined production of heat and electricity, built from 1965–1971 to cover the needs of the former Sviloza Chemical Works.[1] Unit 1 was commissioned in 1971 and unit 2 in 1972.[2]

The plant was converted to run on biomass in 2004.[3]

Plant Details

  • Sponsor: Svilosa AD
  • Parent company: Svilosa
  • Developer:
  • Location: Svishtov, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
  • Coordinates: 43.642272, 25.305007 (exact)
  • Status: Retired (converted to burn biomass in 2004)
  • Capacity: 120 MW (Units 1&2: 60 MW)
  • Type: Subcritical
  • Start date: 1971-72
  • Coal Type: Bituminous
  • Coal Source: Imported via Svishtov and Vidin port terminals
  • Source of financing:

Resources and articles


  1. "The Company," TPP Svilosa, accessed March 2016
  2. "History," TPP Svilosa, accessed March 2016
  3. "Bulgaria: Svilosa Biomass," Carbon FInance Unit of World Bank, accessed March 2016

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