Bobov Dol Power Station
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Bobov Dol Thermal Power Plant is a 630-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in western Bulgaria.
The undated satellite photo below shows the power station in the village Golemo Selo near the town of Bobov Dol, Kyustendil Province.
The plant is located near the Bobov Dol coal mines. It consists of 3 x 210 MW units, built from 1973-1975. Unit-2 was deactivated at the end of 2007, but restarted in early 2009 following the Russian-Ukraine gas dispute. All three units have been de-rated to 180 MW.
Sale and proposed new units
The National Electric Company put the power plant up for sale in 2008. Nicephorus Vangelov, owner of Bulagria's Energia MK AD, acquired the power plant for the price of BGN 100M, and proposed to add 2 new turbines of 200 MW each to the 3 existing ones, for a total capacity of 1,030 MW.
However, there has been no news of the proposed units since 2008, and the planned units appear to have been cancelled.
Project Details for units 4 and 5
- Sponsor: Energia MK
- Parent company:
- Location: Golemo Selo, Bulgaria
- Coordinates: 42.285818, 23.03283 (exact)
- Status: Cancelled
- Unit 4: 200 MW
- Unit 5: 200 MW
- Start date:
- Coal Type: Hard coal
- Coal Source:
- Source of financing:
Resources and articles
- "Coal- and Lignite-Fired Plants in Bulgaria," Industcards, accessed March 2016
- "Nikifor Vangelov plans to build two new turbines in Bobov Dol," Darik News, June 4, 2008.
- Sia Velinova, "Bulgaria Maritsa Iztok Picks Favourite", SeeNews, June 8, 2007.