Montenegro: Existing TPP Pljevlja unit has significantly higher capacities than planned

, SEE Energy News

Director of coal-fired thermal power plant Pljevlja, operated by Montenegrin state-owned power utility EPCG, Vladimir Sestovic said that the first calculation made after the signing of contract with German company Steag Energy Services for the development of the preliminary project for environmental reconstruction of TPP Pljevlja have shown that the existing units at the plant has much higher capacity than planned.

Sestovic said that in the past 36 year, TPP Pljevlja was operational for some 190,000 hours. which is a sufficient basis for this unit to become the main support of Montenegrin electricity system in the next decades. He stressed that the working hours and not the state of the equipment should be observed in this case, which means that existing unit of TPP Pljevlja has many years ahead of it, especially after the planned reconstruction.

He also said that in the first half of the year, TPP Pljevlja produced 569.5 GWh of electricity, which is 6 % above the planned amount for this period.