Europe: Coal fired power plant closure announcements in 2019 (Copy)

Last Modified: Sat Jun 15 2019 15:09:33 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 2,108 MW
    of coal power plant capacity, across 5 units in 3 plants, will over time, be shuttered or transition to alternate fuel sources, based on decisions announced so far this year.
  • 25 May
    Austrian utility EVN announces it will close the 352 MW Dürnrohr #coal plant in autumn 2019. This puts Austria on track to have closed all coal units by the end of 2020 - EVN had previously suggested the unit could run until 2025.
  • 25 May
    Austrian utility Verbund announces it will convert the 246 MW Mellach coal plant to operate based on natural gas by 2020.
  • 13 Jun
    British energy supplier SSE Plc announced plans to shut all 3 operational units of its Fiddler’s Ferry coal-fired plant in northwest England by Mar 2020, saying the loss-making plant could not compete with more efficient gas and renewable energy options. The 1,510 MW plant failed to secure any contracts beyond Sep 2019 under Britain’s capacity market and lost around 40 million pounds in SSE’s financial year ending Mar 31. The closure puts 158 jobs at risk.