La central termoeléctrica de Sines se sitúa a unos 8 kilómetros al sur de la ciudad de Sines, junto al mar, en un lugar llamado São Torpes. Es una central alimentada con carbón que fue construida en la década de los ochenta y que forma parte del plan de construcción de la zona industrial de Sines con el objetivo de responder a la creciente demanda de energía y a la reducción de la dependencia del petróleo. Fue construida y sigue siendo gestionada por EDP, y actualmente todavía es la central alimentada con carbón con más potencia del país, con 1256 MW distribuidos por 4 grupos de 314 MW.

Los grupos inyectan la energía producida en la red primaria de 400 kV, a excepción del grupo 1 que inyecta en la red de 150 kV directamente relacionada con el suministro de la zona sur del país. La potencia máxima emitida era inicialmente de 298 MW y tras la instalación del sistema de desulfurización pasó para 295 MW.


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