Varna power station

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{{#badges:CoalSwarm|Navbar-Bulgariaandcoal}} Varna power station is a 1,260-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Varna, Bulgaria.

Operation has been suspended.


The undated satellite photo below shows the power station on the northern shore of Lake Varna near the village of Ezerovo, 12 km to the west of Varna, eastern Bulgaria..

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The plant consists of six turbines of 210 MW each, and is fueled by anthracite coal imported mainly from the Ukraine. It began operating in 1968-78, and was bought by the Czech energy company CEZ Group in 2006. In accordance with the environmental legislation of the European Union, the full power station has ceased operating.[1]

According to the company's 2015 Annual Report, "Varna Power Plant Units 4, 5, and 6 have been shut down since January 1, 2013, January 1, 2014, and January 1, 2015, respectively, due to non-compliance with environmental limits set down in the integrated permit; Units 1, 2, and 3 are operating under a derogation regime, with limited operating hours per year.... No electricity and heat are planned to be generated at the Varna Power Plant in 2016 due to its suspended operation."[2]

Plant Details

  • Sponsor: TEC Varna EAD
  • Parent company: CEZ Group
  • Developer:
  • Location: Varna, Bulgaria
  • Coordinates: 43.19477, 27.765472 (exact)
  • Status: Retired
  • Capacity: 1,260 MW (Units 1-6: 210 MW)
  • Type:
  • Start date: 1968-78
  • Coal Type: Anthracite
  • Coal Source: Imported (mainly Ukraine)
  • Source of financing:

Resources and articles


  1. "TPP Varna EAD," CEZ Group, accessed March 2016
  2. "Annual Report," CEZ Group, 2015

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