Greece is going to close its last lignite thermal power plant in 2025, three years earlier than planned, Evropeyska Pravda reports.
The country's largest energy company, Public Power Corp. (PPC), announces abandoning its intention to use the Ptolemaida 5 TPP unit, which is now being completed, until 2028; it will be converted from coal to natural gas in 2025.
Greece's secretary of state for energy Alexandra Sdoukou confirmed that the country was "saying goodbye to the coal era."
“With the closure of all lignite thermal power plants by 2025, ahead of a certain plan, Greece will join the countries that fully adhere to the principles of clean energy. And PPC will finally become a modern player in the European energy market,” she said.
In September 2019, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced that Greece planned to abandon brown coal from 2028 and that all thermal power plants of that kind, except one, would be closed in the country by 2023.
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