Germany: Coal Fired Power Plant closure announcements and retirements since 2017

Last Modified: Mon Dec 03 2018 23:20:13 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 16
    Number of mainly older coal plants have been announced for closure or have been retired or converted since the start of 2017.
  • 7,291 MW
    combined generation capacity of the 27 plants that could be shut down.
  • 3,276 MW
    Total capacity lost through closures or conversions since the 2017.
  • 1,522 MW
    Steag's Voerde A/B plant in North Rhine-Westphalia. Closed on 31 Mar 2017.
  • 712 MW
    Steag's Voerde West 1/2 plant in in North Rhine-Westphalia. Closed on 31 Mar 2017.
  • 188 MW
    Vattenfall's plant at Berlin-Klingenberg. Closed on 24 May 2017.
  • 189 MW
    3 Units at Vattenfall's Berlin-Klingenberg plant (63 MW each) were converted to run on natural gas in May 2017.
  • 300 MW
    Unit 3 of Steag's Herne power plant in North Rhine-Westphalia. Closed in Jun 2017.
  • 310 MW
    RWE's Ensdorf power station. Closed in 2017.
  • 145 MW
    Stadtwerke Duisburg AG's Duisburg-Hochfeld plant closed on 15 Mar 2018.
  • 310 MW
    Enervie's plant at Werdohl-Elverlingsen. Closed on 31 Mar 2018.
  • 323 MW
    Stadtwerke Kiel AG and Uniper Kraftwerke GmbH announced on 22 Feb 2018 closure of their JV power plant - Gemeinschaftskraftwerk Kiel, GKK. Planned closure is Mar 2019. Around 80 jobs are likely to be impacted.
  • 517 MW
    Unit 6 and 7 at Steag's Luenen planned for closure in March 2019. Steag has filed the closure request to German grid regulator BNetzA.
  • 724 MW
    Steag's Weiher-3 power station, also known as the Quierschied-Weiher Power Station in Saarland. Original planned closure in 2017 but now moved to Apr 2020 after network operator Ambrion having classified them as important for another year.
  • 773 MW
    Steag's Bexbach-C coal-fired power station in Saarland, Germany. Original planned closure in 2017 but now moved to Apr 2020 after network operator Ambrion having classified them as important for another year.
  • 446 MW
    Volkswagen AG announced 08 Mar 2018 it will invest €400 million ($494 million) to modernize two power stations (140 MW, 306 MW) at its Wolfsburg factory complex, converting them from hard coal to natural gas. The conversion is expected to be completed by 2022.
  • 100 MW
    Vattenfall's Berlin-Moabit power plant announced for closure on 19 Oct 2017. Planned closure in 2030.
  • 600 MW
    Vattenfall's Berlin-Reuter West power plant announced for closure on 19 Oct 2017. Planned closure in 2030.
  • 132 MW
    Vattenfall's Berlin-Reuter power plant announced for closure on 19 Oct 2017. Planned closure in 2030.