Ploce power station

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Ploče power plant was a proposed 800-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Croatia. The project was cancelled after 90% of voters in a referendum rejected the proposed plant.[1]


The map below shows Ploče, the proposed location for the power station.

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Background on existing plant

In 2014 Luka Ploce energija proposed building an 800 MW coal-fired power station in the industrial zone of Ploče, Croatia.[2]

In January 2015 a local referendum on the proposed power station took place, where approximately 90% of participants said they did not want the power plant to be built in their town. The turn-out was 60% -- 10% above the required threshold, making the referendum valid.[3] The referendum decision is not binding for the permitting authorities or the company, but a day later project promoter Luka Ploce energija said it would respect the will of the local population.[1]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Luka Ploce energija
  • Parent company:
  • Developer:
  • Location: Ploče, Croatia
  • Coordinates: 43.05, 17.433333 (approximate)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Capacity: 800 MW
  • Type:
  • Start date:
  • Coal Type: Bituminous
  • Coal Source:
  • Source of financing:

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