Asnaes power station

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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.

Location

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

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Background

Asnæs was Denmark's largest coal power station. According to some sources, 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 in April 2016, the plant delivered 782 MW of electricity.[3]

Biomass conversion

Plans were to convert the plant to biomass by 2018.[4] Conversion began in 2017. The plant was expected to run mainly on wood chips and was 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]

Coal Project Details

  • Sponsor: Ørsted (formerly DONG Energy)
  • Parent company: Ørsted A/S
  • Location: Kalundborg, Sjælland, Hovedstaden
  • Coordinates: 55.661528, 11.080892 (exact)
  • Status: Retired
  • Capacity (post-2000): Unit 2: 147, Unit 3: 262, Unit 4: 270 MW, Unit 5: 640
  • Type: Subcritical
  • Start date: Unit 2: 1962, Unit 3: 1967, Unit 4: 1967, Unit 5: 1981
  • Retirement date: Unit 2: 2019, Unit 3: 2002, Unit 4: 2019, Unit 5: 2019
  • Coal Type: Bituminous

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