Netherlands: Phase out of coal fired power plants

Last Modified: Sat Jun 02 2018 18:01:17 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 18 May 2018
    Law announced by economy minister Eric Wiebes which will ban the use of coal in electricity generation in the coming decade and shut down two of its five coal-fired plants at the end of 2024 unless they switch fuels.
  • 600 MW
    Unit 9 of RWE's Amer Power Plant in Geertruidenberg. Planned phase out: 2024.
  • 600 MW
    Unit 8, 9 of Vattenfall's Hemweg Plant in Amsterdam. Planned phase out: 2024.
  • 1,560 MW
    Unit A & B of RWE's Eemshaven Power Plant in Eemshaven (Groningen) . Planned phase out: 2030.
  • 800 MW
    Unit A & B of Engie's Maasvlakte Power Station in Rotterdam. Planned phase out: 2030.
  • 1,070 MW
    Uniper's Maasvlakte Power Station in Rotterdam. Planned phase out: 2030.
  • 49%
    Percentage by which CO2 emissions will reduce by 2030, relative to 1990 levels, if these plants are shut down.