Morava power station

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Morava power station is a 120-megawatt lignite-fired power station in Pomoravlje, Serbia.

Location

The plant is located on the right bank of the river Velika Morava near the town of Svilajnac.

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Background

The one-unit coal plant began operating in 1969. The power station is owned and operated by Elektroprivreda Srbije (EPS), a government owned utility.[1]

Coal supply

Coal for the plant is supplied by an EPS subsidiary, MB Kolubara plc, which operates four coal mines -- the Polje B mine, the Polje D mine, the Tamnava Istok mine and the Tamnava Zapad mine.[2]

Gas plans

In December 2021, it was reported that state-owned power utility Elektroprivreda Srbije (EPS) intended to convert its Morava thermal power plant from coal to fossil gas. Coal power plant Morava was expected to shut down by the end of 2023. It was operating under the opt-out mechanism, an implementation alternative under the EU’s Large Combustion Plants Directive (LCPD) which provides the possibility for an exemption of individual plants from national compliance regimes. In exchange, the plants cannot be operated for more than 20,000 operational hours between January 1, 2018, and December 31, 2023.[3]

Articles and Resources

Sources

  1. "Serbia", Eurocoal, accessed July 2011
  2. "About Us: Basic Data: Economic Assosiation for Coal Production, processing and Transport MB Kolubara plc", Elektroprivreda Srbije website, accessed July 2011
  3. "EPS to convert coal-fired power plant Morava to natural gas," Balkan Green Energy News, December 13, 2021

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