Bulgaria: TPP Maritsa East 3 produced 10% of country’s electricity in Q1

, SEE Energy News

The operator of coal-fired thermal power plant Maritsa East 3, Bulgarian subsidiary of US company ContourGlobal, said that the plant has generated 10% of electricity produced in Bulgaria in the first three months of 2023.

The electricity produced by the plant last year was enough to cover the needs of 1.2 million Bulgarian households or some 40 % of Bulgaria’s total. The plant generated 12% of the country’s electricity in 2022.

ContourGlobal Maritsa East 3 owns and operates the first lignite coal-fired thermal power plant in southeastern Europe, which operates in full compliance with the highest European standards for occupational safety and environmental protection.

The 908 MW plant generates about 10 % of the electricity in Bulgaria, using local energy sources and thus contributes to guaranteeing the energy security and independence of the country.

The plant produced 11 % of Bulgaria’s electricity in 2022 (4.55 TWh). The shareholders are ContourGlobal with 73% stake and the National Electricity Company (NEK) with 27% stake.

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