Croatia: Energy experts support coal for Plomin C power plant

, SEE Energy News

Coal is technologically, economically and ecologically an absolutely acceptable fuel for the future Plomin C thermal power plant, Croatian energy experts said at a round table discussion, “TE Plomin C – electricity power plant system, economics and environment”, held on Friday and organised by the Croatian branch of the International Council on Large Electric Systems (HRO CIGRE) and the Vecernji list daily.

Coal is a good choice in the long run to produce electricity, experts said, and its price oscillations were less in comparison to oil and gas. With modern technology to handle and process emission gasses, coal can be more cost effective.

There is room for coal in Croatia’s energy sector. Around 40% of electricity in the world is produced using coal and 25% in the European Union. In Croatia the share of coal in electricity production is 15.3%, the discussion said.

Croatia’s electricity provider HEP is in the process of selecting a strategic partner for the Plomin C power plant, an investment valued at around EUR 800 million. The plant should have a capacity to produce 500 megawatts (MW) of electricity and will replace the Plomin 1 plant which currently produces around 125 MW.

Source;Serbia Energy See desk/Croatian Gov