The European Commission has rejected the request submitted by Greek state-controlled Public Power Corporation (PPC) for the extension of allowed operational hours of its coal-fired thermal power plants Amynteo and urged the company to modernize the plant as soon as possible.
The Directorate-General for the Environment has opposed a second request made by Greek authorities, after an initial request for an extension of the remaining lifespan of the ageing TPP Amynteo from 19,500 operating hours to 32,000 hours. The plant was previously proposed for the list of PPC’s coal-fired units to be sold at the upcoming bailout-required sale, but it was rejected.
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Tags: Amynteo, Copelouzos, electricity, Greece, modernization, Mytilineos, PPC, TPP