Ptolemaida V picture unclear but definitely lignite-free beyond 2028

Though some time is still needed to examine all possible scenarios concerning the future of power utility PPC’s planned Ptolemaida V lignite-fired power station, now under construction, one thing is already clear, the facility will not be lignite-powered beyond 2028.

A highly ranked energy ministry official, speaking to journalists yesterday at the opening ceremony of Greece’s biggest wind energy complex – developed by Italy’s Enel Green Power on the island Evia, slightly northeast of Athens – indicated Ptolemaida V will not be lignite-fired following 2028.

The ministry official reiterated a recent objective set by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis for full decarbonization in Greece by 2028.

All possibilities remain open for Ptolemaida V, from a non-lignite launch of the facility to its eventual conversion from lignite to biomass or natural gas by the 2028 decarbonization goal, the ministry official noted.

“Nothing is certain at the moment as the data, not at all simple, has not been calculated,” the official remarked.