Plant at Pljevlja
TPP "Pljevlja" began operations in 1982 - the first synchronization on a network was performed on 21 October 1982.
TPP "Pljevlja" is the first Montenegrin condensation power plant designed with two blocks of 210 MW. The accumulation of water as well as all auxiliary, technical and managerial and administrative facilities (except for de-carbonization and recirculation cooling system) was made for two blocks. However, only one block was built.
Thermal power plants is burning Pljevlja’s coal of guaranteed calorific value of 9211 kJ / kg (220 kcal / kg).
Power plant is located on the fourth kilometer of Pljevlja - Djurdjevica Tara – Zabljak road.
Altitude at which it is built is 760 m. Height of its chimney is 250 m, so that its outlet exceeds 1000 m above sea level.
Thermal Power Plant is supplied with cooling water from the accumulation of "Otilovici", which has 18 million m³. It is situated on the river Cehotina, and is about 8 km from the power plant with which it is connected by asphalt road. The dam has a concrete-arch and the height of 59 m.
Since the beginning of work until 31 December 2010, over 25,239,840 GWh of electricity was produced.
In 2009 and 2010 important projects were carried out related to environmental and technological stabilization of objects:
- Replacement of electro filter system;
- Replacement of control systems and management;
- Replacement of divorce 6 and 0.4 kV auxiliary consumption;
- Replacement of generator excitation system and the installation of the generator switch.
For the power system of Montenegro, whose stable work significantly depends on TPP “Pljevlja”, it represents the base power plant which has the greatest significance in covering constant load diagram.
After reconstruction of the turbines in 2009, newly installed power of TEP is 218.5 MW.-In addition to work on the reconstruction of turbine and boiler system, which’s ending creates the preconditions for increasing the power plant to 225 MW, in progress are also the preparations to perform a complete environmental remediation.