Asnaes power station

From Global Energy Monitor

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.

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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.[1]

Units 2 and 5 were temporarily taken offline but put back on-line in 2011.[2] According to plant owner DONG's website (April 2016), the plant currently delivers 782 MW of electricity.[3]

Plans are to convert the plant to biomass by 2018.[4]

Conversion began in 2017. The plant will run mainly on wood chips and is expected to be operational by late 2019.[5]

According to plant owner Ørsted (formerly DONG Energy), the coal plant was fully converted to run on biomass in December 2019.[6]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Ørsted (formerly DONG Energy)
  • Parent company:
  • Developer:
  • 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:

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