With alternative fuel much earlier than 2028, provided by the original design but also upgraded its capacity to 1000 MW of the 660 MW, the Ptolemaida lignite plant will be operational 5 of PPC. After the study of various technologies that PPC has studied with the assistance of the Japanese Mitsubishi, which is the manufacturer of the electromechanical equipment of the unit, The fuel that will replace lignite is a combination of natural gas and hydrogen.
The company is said to have completed the transformation of the unit with infrastructure for its operation first with natural gas and then with hydrogen., when the relevant technology has matured.
The transformation will be combined with the increase of its capacity in 1000 MW but also its operation with natural gas much earlier than 2028, as PPC wants to prevent the effects of the jump in prices CO2, as CO2 prices are very close to 45 euro per tonne.
This is the level that constitutes the viability limit of the Ptolemaida unit 5.
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Its evolution into a modern and flexible gas unit will make it highly competitive, since it will be able to offer power at any time requested and in quantities from 100 until 1000 MW.
The cost of transforming the unit is estimated at 300 million. euro. The whole project is completed in level design in the next two months.
PPC concluded the combination of natural gas and hydrogen for the post-lignite fuel of the unit, after studying the solution of its operation with biomass but also the continuation of its operation with lignite and binding technology and storage carbon dioxide.
The total cost is expected at 1,8 billion and the whole issue is one of big problems of PPC, which is eagerly seeking a solution.
Reports presented by WEN from 2018 proved, that not even this unit that was once projected as a state-of-the-art investment, there was no way he could survive.
But as the investment had exceeded its cost 1 δισ το 2018 -19 the impasse was growing and this is because PPC had not yet entered a path of consolidation.
Expenditures were rising and deadlocks were intensifying
This is basically one “criminally” its strategic mistake Zervos administration according to the Memorandum 2, when and when European companies were planning and starting the turns in RES, PPC was embarking on an adventure, which is not over yet.
The project is performed by GEK Terna which will obviously complete it.
Hopefully there will be a cost-effective arrangement.
For PPC itself, there may be no other way and it may endure at the moment 300 hundred additional as investment costs.
But it will be an additional fund with the initial goal of natural gas after a struggle to save and raise new capital, transformation based on Mitsubishi know how.
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