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SOSTANJ Thermal Power Plant



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ESIA disclosed:

06 Nov 2009



Approval date:

20 Jul 2010

Purpose of the Environmental and Social Impact Assessments

The EBRD is considering financing the modernisation programme of Termoelektrarna Šoštanj (TEŠ, or Borrower) which focuses on the replacement of four existing low efficiency units with a new state-of-the art supercritical 600 MW Unit 6 with full environmental protection systems (Project) constructed within the boundaries of the existing Šoštanj Power Plant in the city of Šoštanj, north-east Slovenia.

The proposed TEŠ’s modernisation programme will substantially decrease the environmental impact from its operations. More specifically, the Project will improve efficiency by increasing the production of electric energy per tonne of coal. It will also reduce specific CO2 emissions (tons of CO2 released per KWh produced).

Furthermore, the proposed modernisation programme will enable TEŠ to meet future environmental requirements as set out in the draft EU Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) expected to be implemented by 2012, replacing the existing Large Combustion Plan Directive and the Integrated Pollution and Prevention Directive. The new unit is expected to become commercially operational in 2015

There is a project summary document available for this project.

ESIA Summary

Non Technical Summary (English) (419KB - PDF)
Non Technical Summary (Slovenian) (603KB - PDF)

Environmental and Social Action Plan (English) (106KB - PDF)
Environmental and Social Action Plan (Slovenian) (183KB - PDF)

Stakeholder Engagement Plan (English) (218KB - PDF)
Stakeholder Engagement Plan (Slovenian) (335KB - PDF)

Full ESIA availability

Full ESIA documentation is available locally at:
EBRD Headquarters in London,


  1. TEŠ offices, Cesta Lole Ribarja 18, 3325 Šoštanj (Tel. + 386 - 3 – 899 3 100)
  2. TEŠ Website: Slovene version and English version
  3. Šoštanj Public Library, Lampretov trg 3, 3325 Šoštanj (Tel. + 386 (03)89 84 340;
  4. EIMV - Elektroinstitut Milan Vidmar, Hajdrihova 2, 1000 Ljubjana (Tel. +386 (0)1 474-3601)
  5. EBRD does not have a Resident Office in Slovenia at this time. A set of ESIA documents has therefore been put in the public domain in Ljubljana in the following location:

    Regional Environmental Centre
    Slovenska cesta 5
    1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Tel/Fax: (386-1) 425-7065
    Tel: (386-1) 425-6860

The ESIA package and Executive Summary have also been released for public review by the project sponsor on its website


Marko Štrigl
Termoelektrarna Sostanj d.o.o.
Cesta Lole Ribarja 18,
3325 Šoštanj
Tel: 00386 3 8993 272


This document was prepared at an early stage of project development, before consideration by the EBRD Board of Directors. Details of a project may change following disclosure.

Environmental and Social Impact Assessments and ESIA summaries are produced by project sponsors, and the EBRD makes them available without any comment or implied endorsement. Any views expressed or statements made in the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment or the ESIA Summary do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of the EBRD.

Last updated 25 June 2014

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