Coal-fired power misses target


The doubling of coal-fired power generation by 2022 proved an elusive target and its contribution to electricity price containment correspondingly negligible. Things are expected to improve this year, as the commercial operation of the new Ptolemaida V lignite unit is expected to add 660 megawatts of power to PPC's brown coal potential.

The trial operation of the unit, which started in early December, after a week-long break due to the holidays, is expected to resume in the next few days and be completed so that it can be handed over to PPC for commercial operation at the end of January and beginning of February.

The inauguration of the unit - which was planned in 2007, with construction beginning in 2015 - will be carried out, according to information, by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, who is also expected to announce the extension of its operation until 2028,...

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