The TPP Maritsa East has generated 12 % of electricity produced in Bulgaria in 2022

, SEE Energy News

Local subsidiary of US company ContourGlobal, the operator of coal-fired thermal power plant Maritsa East 3, said that the plant has generated 12 % of electricity produced in Bulgaria in 2022.

The statement from the company said that, in 2022, the plant’s electricity generation increased by 7 % compared to the previous year and was the highest in the plant’s operational history. The electricity produced by the plant last year was enough to cover the needs of 1.3 million Bulgarian households.

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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