Croatia Joins Powering Past Coal Alliance
Croatia Week reported that Croatia’s Economy and Sustainable Development Ministry announced that Croatia has joined the Powering Past Coal Alliance and countries whose energy systems will not depend on coal in the future. Speaking of Croatia’s PPCA entry, Minister Ćorić said “the comprehensive economic and social transition would increase the need for electricity and that it was therefore necessary to plan well so that new renewable energy plants could carry that transition. We are creating conditions to stop using coal in electricity production, which will occur before Plomin II’s operating licence expires. The inclusion of renewable energy sources will depend on the development of the electricity infrastructure by using new technologies and developing energy storage plants.”
Croatia’s only active coal power plant is located in Plomin, Istria County. Its power is 210 MW, it serves to balance the electricity supply system and has an operating licence until 2040. The plant’s competitiveness will certainly change because of the European Union Emissions Trading System, to which Plomin II contributes over one million emission units a year, while contributing almost 6% to Croatia’s total emissions, the ministry said.