Negotino power station

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{{#badges:CoalSwarm}} Negotino power station II is a proposed 300-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Macedonia, at the site of the retired 210 MW oil-fired Negotino power station.


The map below shows Negotino, the approximate location where the plant would be built.

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The Negotino power station was a 210 MW oil-fired power station, situated eight kilometers downstream of Negotino town, by the River Vardar Valley within the Dubrovo area of Macedonia. According to the website of owner ELEM (the Macedonian electricity production company) there are plans "to reactivate this facility and make it operational with the existing infrastructure, as well as with some additional ones."[1]

In 2013 it was reported that Macedonia intends to invest €58 million in the construction of the Klecovce-Stip-Negotino gas pipeline between 2013 and 2015, with a branch to the mothballed 210-MW Negotino plant. According to Platts: "Macedonian authorities are considering switching the oil-fired plant to gas-firing if sufficient fuel is secured for that purpose, as was recommended by Macedonia's energy development strategy in January 2009."[2]

Proposed new coal plant

In addition, ELEM's website stated in 2012 that, at the site of Negotino power station, "there are preconditions for construction of another 300 MW thermal power plant, which will use fuel from local coal deposits of Negotino basin that are estimated at 82.5 million tons in total, of which 41 million tons are exploitable with underground mining and an additional 9 million tons with open cast mining (open pit). Construction of the thermal power plant will be in parallel with the mine opening."[1][3]

However the new 300 MW proposal was not included in ELEM's 2012 strategic plan,[4] nor was it mentioned in the draft version of the new energy strategy for Macedonia, discussed in early 2015.

Project Details

  • Sponsor: ELEM
  • Parent company:
  • Developer:
  • Location: Negotino, Macedonia
  • Coordinates: 41.483333, 22.1 (approximate)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Capacity: 300 MW
  • Type:
  • Start date:
  • Coal Type: Lignite
  • Coal Source: Negotino basin
  • Source of financing:

Resources and articles


  1. 1.0 1.1 "TPP Negotino 2 and Mine Negotino," ELEM report, 2012
  2. "Platts Energy in East Europe," Issue 263, April 19, 2013
  3. "Energy Map of RM," ELEM, accessed October 2016
  4. "ELEM Investment Plan 2012-2017," ELEM, March 2012

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