AES Galabovo TPP produced more than 1,283,200 MWh of electricity in H1/2020

The most modern coal-fired power plant in Bulgaria reached an average desulfurization efficiency rate of over 97%

For the period January – June 2020, AES Galabovo TPP has produced more than 1,283,200 MWh of electricity. The electricity generated by the most modern coal power plant in Bulgaria represents 7% of the total consumption in the country for the above period, which equals 18,454,376 MWh. This shows an analysis of the production results of TPP AES Galabovo for the first half of the year. The amount produced from the two units of the 690-MW capacity is in full sync with the needs of the Bulgarian energy system and the submitted dispatching schedules. During the first two months of the state of emergency in the country due to the COVID-19 pandemic, TPP AES Galabovo created the necessary organization to continue its work and ensure Bulgaria’s energy security.

In the six months of 2020, as the most high-tech coal-fired power plant in the country, AES Galabovo TPP provided the full range of services for balancing and real-time management of the static and dynamic stability of the Bulgarian energy system. Thanks to its technological flexibility, the most modern coal-fired power plant helps Bulgaria meet the ENTSO-E requirements for primary control regulation. All this once again shows the key importance of TPP AES Galabovo for the energy system of Bulgaria.

In the first 6 months of 2020, the power plant used nearly 2,260 million tons of lignite coal from the Maritza East basin. By using coal from Maritza East Mines, AES Galabovo TPP contributes to Bulgaria’s energy independence and guarantees employment for thousands of miners at the biggest state-owned mines in the country.

As a result of the responsible attitude toward the environment and the installed modern technologies, for the period January – June 2020 the most environment-friendly coal-fired power plant in Bulgaria reached an average desulfurization efficiency rate of over 97%. For the same period, TPP AES Galabovo has used 180,200 tons of limestone necessary for the desulfurization process.

AES Galabovo TPP from a bird point of view.
About AES Bulgaria

AES has been in Bulgaria since 2001 and is the largest investor in the energy sector for the past 30 years with investments exceeding EUR 1.6 billion. AES Bulgaria is the owner of the newest and most advanced thermal power plant in South East Europe –  AES Galabovo TPP, of the Waste Disposal Facility near the village of Obruchishte, as well as the majority owner of AES Geo Energy, which operates the largest wind farm in the country – “Saint Nikola” near the town of Kavarna.


About AES

The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) is a Fortune 500 global power company. We provide affordable, sustainable energy to 14 countries through our diverse portfolio of distribution businesses as well as thermal and renewable generation facilities. Our workforce is committed to operational excellence and meeting the world’s changing power needs. Our 2019 revenues were USD 10 billion and we own and manage USD 34 billion in total assets.