The last heavy fuel oil power plant in operation in Malta, the 1992 Delimara 1 plant, is switched off and put on cold standby on 24th April 2017.

On the same day, Electrogas Malta inaugurates the new Delimara 4 gas-fired CCGT plant and related LNG supply and regasification facilities.

As from this day, Malta’s electricity generation mix is no longer dependant on heavy fuel oil plants to ensure an adequate level of security of supply. Instead, the country is adopting a diversified energy mix based on two gas-fired plants, the Malta-Italy Interconnector, grid-connected renewable energy sources and an adequate level of emergency capacity through the gasoil-fired Delimara 2 plants.