Bulgaria's Bobov Dol TPP plans to build PV plant at former ash dump site
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Bulgarian thermal power plant (TPP) Bobov Dol [BUL:TC8A] intends to build a photovoltaic (PV) park at the site of a former ash dump in Dupnitsa municipality, data published by the regional environment inspectorate showed.
The coal-fired power plant plans to deploy solar panels on the surface of its recultivated ash pond Suho Dere, which spreads on some 123 hectares near the village of Palatovo, in Dupnitsa municipality, according to the investment proposal published by the Regional Inspectorate of Environment and Water - Sofia last month.
The estimated cost of the project was not disclosed in the investment proposal.
The consolidated net profit of TPP Bobov Dol rose to 4.4 million levs ($2.7 million/2.2 million euro) last year, from 4.2 million levs in 2019. The power plant's revenue increased to 175.2 million levs in 2020 from 155.7 million levs a year earlier.
The coal-fired power power plant located in Kyustendil region, in southwestern Bulgaria, has an installed capacity of 630 megawatts. In 2008, the government sold the power plant to local consortium Energy MK, which remains its sole owner.