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23.06.2016 11:24
TPP “AES Galabovo” Celebrated Its 5th Anniversary
It ensures about 5% of the installed power capacity of the country, supports the local economy and creates more than 500 direct and more than 2000 indirect jobs

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On June 3, 2016 TPP “AES Galabovo”, the most modern thermal power plant in Bulgaria and Eastern Europe, celebrated its 5th anniversary since the start of its successful operations in the country.

„We believe AES contributed strongly to the modernization of the Bulgarian energy sector. When we first entered Bulgaria, AES Galabovo was the country’s largest greenfield investment since 1989, and today we are the largest investor in the country with approximately EUR 1.6 billion invested in the energy sector, said Olivier Marquette, Managing Director of AES Bulgaria, stressing that TPP “AES Galabovo” contributes to the stability of the Bulgarian electric system and the energy independence of the country”.

Todor Belezhkov, AES Bulgaria Plant Manager, added that “the 600 MW TPP “AES Galabovo” is producing electricity entirely from local lignites originating from the Maritza East Basin in South Bulgaria. It ensures about 5% of the installed power capacity of the country, supports the local economy and creates more than 500 direct and more than 2000 indirect jobs. In the last five years of commercial operation TPP AES Galabovo produced 16.6 TWh of electricity, burned 24 milion tons of coal and disposed 10 milion tons of byproduct. The average annual Commercial availability is 98% and Еquivalent Forced Outage Factor (EFOF) 0,4%.”

Being the latest and most modern TPP in its class in South-East Europe, TPP “AES Galabovo” uses the world’s best technologies in the production process ensuring optimal air quality, water management and safe waste storage, soil and groundwater preservation, in full compliance with the Directives of the European Union and the national legislation.

TAGS: AES Galabovo | Bulgaria | thermal power plant | TPP | sustainability | energy | power plant 

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