Reported data on large combustion plants covered by Directive 2001/80/EC

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The Directive on the limitation of emissions of certain pollutants into the air from large combustion plants (LCP Directive, 2001/80/EC) applies to combustion plants with a rated thermal input equal to or greater than 50 MW, irrespective of the type of fuel used (solid, liquid or gaseous).

European data

Plant-by-plant emissions (LCP) and information on derogations

The database contains plant by plant information for Large Combustion Plants (LCP) on size, combustion technology, energy input, annual emissions (SO2, NOx and dust) and operation under specific derogatory regimes of combustion plants.

Information on the database structure and use
User-friendly tables in Excel

These tables, in Microsoft Excel format, offer an extract of the most relevant data fields in independent sheets for each year.


Additional information

The database covers plant-by-plant data for LCPs that fall under the scope of Directive 2001/80/EC. The plant-by-plant data includes total annual emissions of SO2, NOx and dust (as total suspended particles) and the total annual amount of energy input, related to the net calorific value, broken down in terms of five categories of fuel: biomass, other solid fuels, liquid fuels, natural gas, other gases.

It also includes information on derogatory regimes included in Directive 2001/80/EC, namely the following:

  • Opt-outs: plants declared for eligibility under article 4(4) of the LCP Directive along with the record of the used and unused time allowed for the plants remaining operational life
  • Article 5 or the provisions of the Nota Bene in Annex III or the footnotes in Annex VI.A of the LCP Directive (Article 15(3)) 
  • Implementation of a National Emissions Reduction Plan (NERP) according to Article 4(6) of the LCP Directive

The database includes information from 2004 onwards. It is possible for the data within the first reporting period 2004-2006 to contain some gaps.



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