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HUNGARY

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About Hungary

Hungary has no coal plants under construction or in planning stages. Hungary is a small coal producer and consumer. In March 2021, Hungary committed to shut down its last coal power plant in 2025 instead of 2030, which it had pledged to as a member of the Powering Past Coal Alliance (PPCA). The country has operating coal units at the Matra and Bakony power stations, and mothballed units at the Oroszlány power station. The 884 megawatt (MW) Matra coal plant is expected to be phased out by 2025, although following the Russian invasion in 2022, this date is now less certain. Lignite from the Bukkabrany and the Visonta Mines is used in the Matra Power Station. Hungary depends on nuclear and gas for most of its electricity needs. However, in 2021, the government said it plans to increase solar capacity to 6,000 MW and use European Union funds to retrain workers affected by the closure of the Matra plant. Both a 200 MW solar farm and 500 MW gas plant were planned to be built on the Matra site.

Capacity (MW)

Net Change Since 2000

Capacity (MW)

Net Change Since 2000

Phase-Out Status

PHASE-OUT BY 2030

No New Coal Status

PIPELINE CANCELLED

Part of PPCA?

YES

Five-Year Country Capacity Trend

Operational

Constructing

Planned

Halted

Cancelled

Retired

Expected Retirement by 2030

Operational

Constructing

Planned

Halted

Cancelled

Retired

Expected Retirement by 2030

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