Amager power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Amager power station is a retired 333-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Hovedstaden, Denmark. As of 2020, it burns biomass.

Location

The undated satellite photo below shows the power station in Copenhagen.

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Background

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.[1]

Unit 3 was retired in 2020, and a new biomass-fired power plant block AMV4 was commissioned.[2]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: HOFOR
  • Parent company:
  • Developer:
  • 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
  • Coal Source:
  • Source of financing:

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References

  1. "Værket," HOFOR, accessed March 2016
  2. "About the Amager plant," Hofor, accessed April 2020

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