Ministerial intervention enables restart at PPC’s Megalopoli IV

Power utility PPC’s Megalopoli IV coal generator in the Peloponnese has been given permission to recommence production following a revision of the unit’s environmental terms and license extension.

The energy ministry intervened to overcome a decision by the Council of State, Greece’s supreme administrative court, preventing a revision of the facility’s environmental terms, which delayed the unit’s return to production.

The power station, whose renewed license has a ten-year duration, could return to action as soon as today.

New Democracy MP Kostas Vlassis recently announced the Megalopoli power station would soon be operating again after meeting with PPC chief executive Giorgos Stassis.

PPC had submitted an application requesting a revision of the environmental terms and a license extension in January.