For the fifth consecutive decades it was been regarded as the cleanest thermal power plant in Serbia. Built in 1965-1968, on the right bank of the Great Morava River, it has one unit with installed power of 125 megawatts. According to accounts, 62 local and foreign companies participated in the construction, and the first kilowatts were generated on January 31,1969, at 15:40. It was designed to cover peak loads in the electric power system and balanced for operation during six months of high season.
It was designed to produce 750,000 kilowatt hours of electric power (during 6,000 hours of operation), for which it needed 670,000 to 700,000 tons of coal. By now, it has operated more than 150,000 hours on the network, delivered over 14 billion kilowatt hours of electric power and consumed more than 16 million tons of coal.