Slovenia: Gov to stop TPP Sostanj project

, SEE Energy News

Slovenian government has to decide this year weather to continue works on construction of thermal power plant TPP 6 in Sostanj, and it is facility whose trial operation beginning was planned for the end of this year.

Positive Slovenia (PS), the party of Prime Minister, Alenka Bratusek, wants to clarify whether the operations of the power plants on domestic coal, whose main supplier of equipment is French company Alstom, will be positive, or it is a “failed” investment. They want it to be defined in the new coalition agreement of the four parties in the government that will be completed in mid-January, states on Friday daily newspaper “Dnevnik” from Ljubljana.

Sources close to Prime Minister and some of the Ministers consider it would still be cheaper to stop a large project than later to cover losses from the power plant business that are expected.

Minister of Environment and Spatial Planning received the task to quickly submit his report on the “long-term sustainability” of the investment that according to some calculations would cost around 1.3 billion EUR at the end, says newspaper.

Source; Serbia Energy See desk/SLO gov

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