Avedore power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Avedore power station is an operating power station of at least 835-megawatts (MW) in Hovedstaden, Denmark.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Avedore power station Hovedstaden, Denmark 55.60216, 12.479064 (exact)[1]

The map below shows the exact location of the power station.

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Unit 1, Unit 2: 55.6036, 12.481

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology Start year Retired year
Unit 1 retired coal - bituminous 263 supercritical 1990 2016
Unit 1 operating[2] bioenergy - wood & other biomass (solids), coal - unknown, fossil gas - natural gas[2] 250[3] 1990[2]
Unit 2 operating[2] bioenergy - wood & other biomass (solids), coal - unknown, fossil gas - natural gas[2] 585[4] 2002[2]

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner
Unit 1 Ørsted A/S
Unit 1 Ørsted A/S[2]
Unit 2 Ørsted A/S[2]

Unit-level fuel conversion details:

Unit 1: Converted from coal - bituminous to bioenergy - wood & other biomass (solids), coal - unknown, fossil gas - natural gas in 2016.


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.[5]

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.[6]

As of 2015, unit 1 was being converted from coal to wood pellets at a price of DKK 740 million. It was expected to burn 1.2 million tonnes of wood pellets per year.[7] The new biomass unit was planned to start in the fall of 2016 and operate through 2033.[8] The conversion was completed in December 2016.[9]

Dong has been known as Ørsted since its name change in 2017.[10]

Coal Project Details (Unit 1)

  • Sponsor: Ørsted
  • Parent company: Ørsted A/S
  • 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:

Articles and Resources


  1. https://web.archive.org/web/20240125040628/https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/25134192. Archived from the original on 25 January 2024. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 https://web.archive.org/web/20230525225516/https://orsted.com/-/media/www/docs/corp/com/our-business/bioenergy-and-thermal-power/plants-brochures/avedrevrket_brochure_eng_web.ashx. Archived from the original on 25 May 2023. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. https://web.archive.org/web/20170521174428/http://new.abb.com:80/power-generation/references/modernizing-a-super-efficient-chp-plant-in-denmark. Archived from the original on 21 May 2017. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. https://web.archive.org/web/20110719124627/http://www.isc.dk/internet/Kompetencer.nsf/ProjekterUKWeb/7F40F2C2A65423C5C12572BB003E6339?OpenDocument. {{cite web}}: Check |archive-url= value (help); Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. "Coal-Fired Plants in Denmark," Industcards, accessed April 2016
  6. "Where we operate," DONG Energy, accessed April 2016
  7. Wittrup, Sanne. "Dong Energy starter ombygning af Avedøreværket " Ingeniøren, March 27, 2015.
  8. "DONG Energy is converting coal-fired power station to green energy," DONG Energy, March 27, 2015
  9. Diarmaid Williams, "Denmark’s largest coal plant fully converts to biomass," Decentralized Energy, December 13, 2016
  10. "A tale of transformation: the Danish company that went from black to green energy," Corporate Knights, April 16, 2019

Additional data

To access additional data, including interactive maps of the power stations, downloadable datasets, and summary data, please visit the Global Bioenergy Power Tracker and the Global Coal Plant Tracker on the Global Energy Monitor website.