Trbovlje Power Station

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Trbovlje Power Station
Termoelektrarna Trbovlje in Sava IMG 2581.jpg
Trbovlje Chimney above the Sava Valley
Location of the Trbovlje Power Station in Slovenia
Coordinates46°7′33″N 15°3′41″E / 46.12583°N 15.06139°E / 46.12583; 15.06139Coordinates: 46°7′33″N 15°3′41″E / 46.12583°N 15.06139°E / 46.12583; 15.06139
Construction began1964
Commission date1966
Operator(s)Termoelektrarna Trbovlje d.o.o.
Thermal power station
Primary fuelLignite
Secondary fuelNatural gas
Power generation
Units operational1 X 125 MW
1 X 63 MW
Nameplate capacity188 MW
External links
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The Trbovlje Power Station (Slovene: Termoelektrarna Trbovlje) is a lignite-fired power station on the bank of the Sava River near Trbovlje, Slovenia. The plant is operated by Termoelektrarna Trbovlje d.o.o.[1]

The original power station was built in 1915. The new power station was built in 1964–1968 and it became operational in 1966. It consists of two units. The first unit is a 125 MW steam unit. The second unit is a 63 MW gas unit which includes two gas generators. It is used as a reserve unit for the Slovenian electric system.[2]

The Trbovlje Chimney (Trboveljski dimnik) of the power station, built in 1976, is the tallest flue-gas stack in Europe. The 360-metre (1,180 ft) high flue-gas stack was poured in 210 days, and required 11,866 cubic metres (419,000 cu ft) of concrete and 1,079 tons of reinforcing steel. A high chimney was required for the site to ensure that emissions were removed from the deep, narrow valley under all weather conditions.[1]

In November 2014 it was announced that the power station would be shut down.[3]

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  1. ^ a b "Coal-Fired Plants in Slovenia". Archived from the original on 2013-01-26. Retrieved 2007-07-22.
  2. ^ "TPP Trbovlje". IBE d.d. Archived from the original on 2013-04-18. Retrieved 2013-04-02.
  3. ^ "Trbovlje Power Plant Sent Into Liquidation". 17 November 2014. Retrieved 25 January 2015.

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