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 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.[3] The new biomass unit was planned to start in the fall of 2016 and operate through 2033.[4] The conversion was completed in December 2016.[5]

Dong has been known as Ørsted since its name change in 2017.[6]

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:

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, March 27, 2015.
  4. "DONG Energy is converting coal-fired power station to green energy," DONG Energy, March 27, 2015
  5. Diarmaid Williams, "Denmark’s largest coal plant fully converts to biomass," Decentralized Energy, December 13, 2016
  6. "A tale of transformation: the Danish company that went from black to green energy," Corporate Knights, April 16, 2019

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