Vidin Works power station

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Vidin Works power station is a mothballed power station in Vidin, Bulgaria. It is also known as Vidahim power station.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Vidin Works power station Vidin, Vidin, Vidin, Bulgaria 43.948363, 22.850904 (exact)

The map below shows the exact location of the power station.

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Unit 1, Unit 2: 43.948363, 22.850904

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology Start year Retired year
Unit 1 mothballed coal - anthracite 60 subcritical 1970
Unit 2 mothballed coal - anthracite 60 subcritical 1970

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner
Unit 1 Vidachim AD [100.0%]
Unit 2 Vidachim AD [100.0%]

Project-level captive use details

  • Captive industry use (heat or power): machinery
  • Captive industry: Power


The plant consisted of two 60 MW subcritical units that began operating in 1970, owned by Vidachim.[1]

Vidachim went bankrupt in 2001.[2] In 2014 Bulgaria's National Electricity Company transferred a small amount of money to Vidachim to keep the company operating, including its coal plant.[3]

It was reported in 2015 that Vidachim stopped operations, including allegedly production of electricity due to its inefficient equipment.[4][5]

The plant was not listed as part of Bulgaria's thermal installed capacity in 2020.[6] It appears that it has been mothballed.

Articles and Resources


  1. "Vidin Works Powerplant," Enipedia, accessed March 2016
  2. "VIDACHIM BANKRUPT DELCARED," Novinite, June 26, 2001
  3. "Bulgarian Energy Utility Pays Off Small Part of Debt," Novinite, June 26, 2001
  4. "Bulgaria's Vidachim stops operations - report". March 2015. Retrieved June 2023. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |access-date= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. "Енергийният министър обясни вариантите за спасяване на „Видахим"". March 2015.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. "Производство на електроенергия". unknown. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |date= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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