Oslomej power station

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{{#badges: CoalSwarm}} Oslomej power station is a 125-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Oslomej, Macedonia (FYROM).

The boiler of Oslomej power station is planned for replacement.


The undated satellite below shows the plant in Zhubrino.

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The 125 MW plant was commissioned in 1980. It is owned and operated by the state-owned ELEM (ELEktrani na Makedonija), and fueled by domestic lignite from the Oslomej-Zapad Coal Mine.[1]


In 2015 year a Feasibility Study was prepared for modernization of the plant using imported bituminous coal, which would extend the service life of Oslomej "for at least 30 years", according to ELEM. The plant's boiler will be replaced with a variant of CFB type of boiler (circulating fluidized bed).[2] The new unit would be 129.5MW.[3]

The upgrade is included in ELEM's 2018-2022 development and investment plan.[4]

Coal supply

Coal would be imported from Russia, the Ukraine or Poland, and would be transported by rail or waterway, potentially the Thessaloniki Port in Greece.[5]

Public opposition

Opponents say the modernization is not in line with the EU's new pollution control standards for power stations and its commitment to cut CO2 emissions by at least 40% by 2030.[5]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: JSC Macedonian Power Plants
  • Parent company: ELEM
  • Developer:
  • Location: Zhubrino, Oslomej, FYROM
  • Coordinates: 41.582133, 21.000288 (exact)
  • Status: Pre-permit development
  • Capacity: 129.5 MW
  • Start date:
  • Type: CFB
  • Coal Type: Bituminous
  • Coal Source: Imported (Russia, the Ukraine or Poland)
  • Source of financing:

Resources and articles


  1. "Coal-Fired Plants in Kosovo & Macedonia," Industcards, accessed April 2016
  2. "TPP Oslomej," ELEM, accessed June 2017
  3. "Modernization of TPP Oslomej," ELEM, 2017
  4. "ПЛАН ЗА РАЗВОЈ И ПЛАН ЗА ИНВЕСТИЦИИ," 2018 – 2022 година, Скопје, март 2018
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Macedonia is not giving up coal," analytica Commentary, Jan 2017

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