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Vojany Power Station

Vojany Power Station
Location of the Vojany Power Station
Official nameElektráreň Vojany
Coordinates48°33′13″N 21°58′41″E / 48.55361°N 21.97806°E / 48.55361; 21.97806
Construction began1961
Commission date1966
Decommission date26 March 2024
Owner(s)Slovenské elektrárne
Thermal power station
Primary fuelCoal
Secondary fuelNatural gas
Tertiary fuelFuel oil
Power generation
Units operational12 x 110 MW
Make and modelŠkoda
Nameplate capacity1,320 MW
External links
CommonsRelated media on Commons

Vojany Power Station was a thermal power station at Vojany, Slovakia. It consists of 12 units, with 110 MW generation capacity each. Planning of the first plant began in 1959, the project was approved in 1960, and construction began in 1961. It was commissioned in 1966. The second plant was approved in 1966, construction started in 1968, and it was commissioned in 1973–1974.[1][2]

The first plant was designed to use semi-anthracite coal imported from Ukraine by a purpose-built wide-gauge rail line. Cooling water is supplied from the Zemplínska Šírava reservoir.[1][2] Its flue gas stack is 200 metres (656 ft) tall.

The second plant uses heavy fuel oil. Between 1979 and 1985 it was modernized to use also natural gas.[2] Its flue gas stack, which was completed in 1974, was originally 300 metres (984 ft) tall. In 1998, its height was reduced to 175 metres (574 ft).[3]

The operator of the power plant, Slovenské elektrárne, shut down the Vojany power plant from operation on 26 March 2024. This decommissioning ended the production of electricity from coal in Slovakia. Future use of this area as a solar park or battery storage is being considered.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Coal- and Lignite-Fired in Central Europe". Retrieved 2011-02-12.
  2. ^ a b c "History". Slovenské elektrárne. Retrieved 2011-02-12.
  3. ^ "Termostav-Mráz, s.r.o. | Úvod".
  4. ^ "Elektráreň Vojany končí a pre Slovenské elektrárne aj výroba elektriny z uhlia". 2024-03-26. Retrieved 2024-03-28.
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