Amager power station
Amager power station is a retired 333-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Hovedstaden, Denmark. As of 2020, it burns biomass.
The undated satellite photo below shows the power station in Copenhagen.
The power station originally consisted of three coal-burning units. The 70 MW unit 1 was commissioned in 1971, and the 263 MW unit 3 commissioned in 1989. Unit 2, a 91 MW unit, was retired in 2010. Unit 1 was taken offline in 2004 and converted to burn wood pellets in 2010. Unit 3 burns coal, and will be converted to biomass in 2019. Unit 1 can also use coal if wood is unavailable, and both blocks can use oil to start-up and back-up.
Unit 3 was retired in 2020, and a new biomass-fired power plant block AMV4 was commissioned.
- Sponsor: HOFOR
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- Location: København (Copenhagen), Amager Øst, København, Hovedstaden
- Coordinates: 55.686777, 12.627702 (exact)
- Status: Retired
- Capacity: 333 MW (Unit 1: 70 MW, Unit 3: 263 MW)
- Type: Subcritical
- Start date: 1971 (Unit 1), 1972 (Unit 2), 1989 (Unit 3)
- Coal Type: Bituminous
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