MARSA POWER STATION – NON-COMPLIANCE WITH IPPC PERMIT
The Malta Environment and Planning Authority has been notified by Enemalta Corporation that three of the four plants at Marsa Power Station (MPS) have now exceeded 20,000 operational hours.
The Authority is currently assessing the situation and appropriate actions, including further mitigation measures which may be undertaken by Enemalta due to non-compliance with the IPPC permit.
In 2009, MEPA granted an IPPC permit for the Marsa Power Station. Amongst other conditions, the IPPC permit stipulates emission limit values for dust, sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxides.
Permitted emission limit values must be compliant with the Large Combustion Plants Directive 2001/80/EC (LCPD). Malta had applied the limited lifetime derogation under Article 4(4) (a) of the LCPD.