TPP Nikola Tesla

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TPP Nikola Tesla
Country Serbia
Location Obrenovac
Status Operational
Operator(s) Elektroprivreda Srbije
Thermal power station
Primary fuel Coal
Power generation
Units operational 4
Annual output 20 TWh[1]
TPP Nikola Tesla
Native name
ТE Никола Тесла
Founded Obrenovac, Serbia (December 21, 1991 (1991-12-21))
Headquarters Obrenovac, Serbia
Key people
Čedomir Ponoćko (Director)
Revenue Increase 686.80 million (2013)[2]
Increase €29.77 million (2013)[2]
Total assets Decrease €1.690 billion (2013)[2]
Total equity Increase €1.234 billion (2013)[2]
Owner Government of Serbia (100%)
Number of employees
Parent Elektroprivreda Srbije

TPP Nikola Tesla is a power plant complex operated by Elektroprivreda Srbije, located on the right bank of the river Sava, approximately 40 km upstream from Belgrade, near the town of Obrenovac. By far the largest one in Serbia, the complex generates around 16 TWh annually (see 1 E16 J), which covers almost half of Serbia's needs for electricity. The complex and two of its plants are named in honor of Nikola Tesla.

These power plants use lignite mined from the RB Kolubara as fuel. Coal is transported from the mines via a normal-gauge railroad about 30 km long capable of supplying a total of 37 million tons of coal a year.

Power plants[edit]

TPP Nikola Tesla A
TPP Kolubara A

TPP Nikola Tesla A[edit]

Six generation units with a combined capacity of 1502 MW that makes it the largest power facility in the former Yugoslavia. TPP Nikola Tesla A was first synchronised on March 27, 1970. It has two chimneys: one with a height of 220 metres and a second with a height of 150 metres.

TPP Nikola Tesla B[edit]

Located between the villages of Skela and Ušće. There are two generation units with a total capacity of 1160 MW. TPP Nikola Tesla B was first synchronised on March 11, 1983. Its chimney is 280 metres tall.

TPP Morava[edit]

Located on the right bank of the river Velika Morava near the town of Svilajnac. 120 MW Power Generator.

TPP Kolubara A[edit]

Located at the edge of Kolubara coal basin in the village Veliki Crljeni. Capacity 245 MW.

Railway transport of TPP Nikola Tesla[edit]

Class 441 electric locomotive of TPP Nikola Tesla.
Class 443 electric locomotive of TPP Nikola Tesla.

TPP Nikola Tesla operates its own railway with over 100 km rail tracks total. The railway is used for coal transport from the mines to the power plants. It is independent from Serbian Railways.


Railway tracks are electrified with 25 kV 50Hz overhead line. The line is powered from Brgule. The railway has connection to Belgrade–Bar railway at Vreoci.

Main railway tracks:

Terminal railway tracks:

Train stations[edit]

There are several loading, unloading train stations and interstations.

Loading stations:

  • Vreoci - 7 rail tracks of which 4 are loading tracks with two loading places.
  • Tamnava - 4 rail tracks of which 2 are loading tracks with one loading place.

Unloading stations:

  • Obrenovac "A" - 5 rail tracks with of which 2 are unloading tracks with two unloading places.
  • Vorbis "B" - 5 rail tracks with of which one is unloading track with one unloading place.


  • Stubline - 4 rail tracks for regulation of traffic, switching from single track railway to double track railway.
  • Brgule - 3 rail tracks for regulation of traffic, switching from single track railway to double track railway.

Rolling stock[edit]


Railway transport of TPP NT has a fleet of 18 electric locomotives and 8 diesel locomotives. Nine locomotives are used for freight train hauling and 16 are used for maneuvering.

Electric locomotives

  • Class 441 - 8 locomotives
  • Class 443 - 10 locomotives

Diesel locomotives

  • Class 661 - 2 locomotives
  • CEM - 5 locomotives


Railway transport of TPP NT operates with 334 Class F special open high-sided wagons made by Arbel. Wagons are equipped with hydraulic installation for fast discharge, which allows to unload coal for 1–2 seconds. Each wagon is 15.16m long, has four axles and capacity of 56.4 tons.


  1. ^ Костић, С. "Рекорд у право време". 
  2. ^ a b c d e Основни подаци из консолидованог финансијског извештаја за 2013. годину. Agencija za privredne registre Srbije (in Serbian). Retrieved 22 August 2013. 

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