Re-purposing of European coal power plants as part of energy transition initiative opens development prospects for coal regions. Re-purposing of assets contributes to elimination of fossil fuel, to economical, social and green development of coal regions with transition economy. It provides European and local communities with options to re-use territories and to incite development, supports industry innovations and encourages investments in green technologies.
RECPP starts with mapping and screening of coal regions in transition structured by country, type, age etc. Specific site assets and commitments are taken into account (PPAs, steam supply to nearby industry, mines etc.). Objective of this study is collection and systematization of data referring to a set of preconditions for the sustainable use of assets of coal power stations in the process of phasing out. For investigation of the best sustainable re-purposing approach of such infrastructure, a strategic and essential number of typical power plants will be finally selected.