Coal phase-out

Source: International Energy Agency
Last updated: 22 July 2021

As part of its decarbonization strategy, the Portuguese energy utility EDP announced the shut down of the Sines coal power-plant in January 2021, and is now evaluating the development of a green hydrogen production project.


In addition, EDP is also anticipating the closure of unit 3 in Soto de Ribera, and the conversion of Aboño from coal to steel gases from 2022.


The Sines power plant will still sell on the market the energy produced by burning the coal that remains in stock - and only then will it proceed with the decommissioning and dismantling of the plant.


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