Avedore power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Avedore power station is a 782-megawatt (MW) power station in Hovedstaden, Denmark.

Unit 1 (263 MW) was coal-fired, but was converted to biomass in 2016.


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

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Avedore consists of two units: the 263 MW unit 1 and the 570 MW unit 2, commissioned in 1990 and 2001, respectively. Avedore supplies electricity to Eastern Denmark's grid and heat to Greater Copenhagen's district heating network.[1]

Avedøre 1 primarily used coal as fuel. Avedøre 2 is a multi-fuel system, which utilizes natural gas, oil, straw and wood pellets. Unit 2 consists of a steam turbine system, a gas turbine system and a straw-fired biomass system. The biomass system has a capacity of 45 MW.[2]

As of 2015, unit 1 is being converted from coal to wood pellets at a price of DKK 740 million. It will burn 1.2 million tonnes of wood pellets per year.[3] The new biomass unit is planned to start in the fall of 2016 and operate through 2033.[4] The conversion was completed in December 2016.[5]

Project Details of unit 1

  • Sponsor: DONG Energy Group
  • Parent company:
  • Developer:
  • Location: Hvidovre, Hovedstaden, Hovedstaden
  • Coordinates: 55.60216, 12.479064 (exact)
  • Status: Retired (converted to run on biomass in 2016)
  • Capacity: 263 MW
  • Type: Supercritical
  • Start date: 1990
  • Coal Type: Bituminous
  • Coal Source:
  • Source of financing:

Resources and articles


  1. "Coal-Fired Plants in Denmark," Industcards, accessed April 2016
  2. "Where we operate," DONG Energy, accessed April 2016
  3. Wittrup, Sanne. "Dong Energy starter ombygning af Avedøreværket " Ingeniøren, 27 March 2015.
  4. "DONG Energy is converting coal-fired power station to green energy," DONG Energy, 27.03.2015
  5. Diarmaid Williams, "Denmark’s largest coal plant fully converts to biomass," Decentralized Energy, 13/12/2016

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