Asnaes power station
Asnaes (Asnæs) power station was a 782-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Sjælland, Denmark.
The coal plant was converted to biomass in December 2019.
The undated satellite photo below shows the power station in Kalundborg.
Asnæs was Denmark's largest power station. It consisted of the following units: Units 1 and 2 of 142 MW each, units 3 and 4 of 270 MW each, and unit 5 of 640 MW, commissioned from 1959 to 1981. Units 1 and 3 were retired in 1998 and 2002, and unit 4 mothballed in 2002.
Plans are to convert the plant to biomass by 2018.
Conversion began in 2017. The plant will run mainly on wood chips and is expected to be operational by late 2019.
According to plant owner Ørsted (formerly DONG Energy), the coal plant was fully converted to run on biomass in December 2019.
- Sponsor: Ørsted (formerly DONG Energy)
- Parent company:
- Location: Kalundborg, Sjælland, Hovedstaden
- Coordinates: 55.661528, 11.080892 (exact)
- Status: Operating
- Capacity: 782 MW (Unit 2: 142 MW, Unit 5: 640 MW)
- Type: Subcritical
- Start date: 1962 (Unit 2), 1981 (Unit 5)
- Coal Type: Bituminous
- Coal Source:
- Source of financing:
Resources and articles
- "Historien om Asnæsværket," Oct 24, 2004
- "DONG Energy temporarily brings two power station units back into service," DONG, 06.12.2010
- "Where we operate," DONG Energy, accessed April 2016
- "One step closer to a green future for Asnæs Power Station," DONG Energy, 21.12.2015
- "Biomass conversion begins at Asnæs Power Station," Biomass Magazine, November 02, 2017
- "Annual Report, Ørsted, January 2020