Large Combustion Plants (LCP BREF)

The LCP BREF sets binding minimum performance standards for Large Combustion Plants, which are defined as those firing any fuels for energy generation with a thermal capacity of 50MW or more. Importantly, this includes all large coal-fired power stations in the EU, but it also covers peat, oil, gas and other power plants, including offshore rigs.

After a much delay and a pan-European campaign that gathered more than 140,000 signatures in support of stricter rules, a revised version of the LCP BREF was adopted on April 28 2017. 

You can read more about this in our press release: 'Cleaner air the winner after Germany fails to block new EU rules'. 

The final draft of the revised LCP BREF, as presented to the IED Forum on 20 October 2016, was adopted without significant amendments. It is currently being translated and is due to be published in the Official Journal of the EU in the coming weeks.

For more information about the LCP BREF, the EEB's positions during the negotiation and ahead of implementation and for information about how you can contribute, please download our LCP BREF Breifing [LINK].