As Pontes power station

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As Pontes power station is a 1,468.5-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Galiza (Galicia), Spain.


The map below shows the location of the plant in As Pontes de García Rodríguez.

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Background on Plant

As Pontes power station is a four-unit coal-fired power plant with a total capacity of 1,468.5 MW. The plant was completed between 1976 and 1979, and is owned by Enel. According to Industcards, the Pontes plant has been converted to run on imported coal only, as local lignite reserves have declined.[1]

Plant Details

  • Sponsor: Endesa SA
  • Parent company: Enel
  • Location: As Pontes de García Rodríguez, O Eume, A Coruña (La Coruña), Galiza (Galicia), Spain
  • Coordinates: 43.441395, -7.862578 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross capacity: 1,468.5 MW (Units 1-4: 367-369 MW each)
  • Type: Subcritical
  • In service: 1976-1979
  • Coal type: Bituminous
  • Coal source: Imported
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. "Coal-Fired Plants in Spain - other regions," Industcards, accessed April 2016

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