As Pontes power station

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{{#badges:CoalSwarm}}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.[1] According to Industcards, the Pontes plant has been converted to run on imported coal only, as local lignite reserves have declined.[2]

In May 2018, Endesa said it planned to invest more than EUR 200 million to bring the plant in line with EU pollution standards by 2020.[3]

However, in September 2019 it was reported that Endesa had halted conversion work on units 3 and 4 of the plant as it reconsiders the plant's future.[4]

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:

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