Bahia de Algeciras power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Bahia de Algeciras power station is an operating power station of at least 821-megawatts (MW) in Puente Mayorga industrial area, Campo de Gibraltar, Cadiz, Andalusia, Spain with multiple units, some of which are not currently operating.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Bahia de Algeciras power station Puente Mayorga industrial area, Campo de Gibraltar, Cadiz, Andalusia, Spain 36.1840, -5.3880 (exact)

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

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Unit 1: 36.184, -5.388
  • Unit 2: 36.184, -5.388
  • Unit 3: 36.1829, -5.3905

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology CHP Start year Retired year
Unit 1 retired coal - anthracite 220 MW subcritical - - 2007
Unit 2 retired coal - anthracite 533 MW subcritical - - 2007
Unit 3 operating[1] gas[2][3] 821 MW[2][3] combined cycle[3] no[3] - -

CHP is an abbreviation for Combined Heat and Power. It is a technology that produces electricity and thermal energy at high efficiencies. Coal units track this information in the Captive Use section when known.

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner Parent
Unit 1 Uniper SE Uniper SE
Unit 2 Uniper SE Uniper SE
Unit 3 Repsol SA Repsol SA


The power station is owned by Repsol SA and located in Campo de Gibraltar, Cadiz, the province of Andalusia, Spain.[4][5][6] Although originally a coal and fuel-oil fired power station, the station transitioned to using natural gas as a fuel in a combined-cycle turbine in 2011[7]. In 2018, Repsol SA acquired ownership of the plant from Viesgo, who had held ownership of the station since 2007.[5]

The original two units were retired, and a third unit started up in 2011 has 821 MW of gas-fired capacity.[8][9][10][11][12]

Articles and Resources


  1. "ENTSO-E Transparency Platform". Archived from the original on January 14, 2022. Retrieved January 20, 2022.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Archived from the original on 2022-06-26. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Archived from the original on 2023-01-04. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Electricidad y Gas
  6. Global Power Plant Database v.1.2.0, ID WRI1006322 World Resources Institute, June 2019
  7. "Bahía de Algeciras Combined Cycle Power Plant • Industrial and logistics catalogue of Algeciras Bay". Industrial and logistics catalogue of Algeciras Bay. Retrieved 2022-05-16.
  8. "Bahia de Algeciras". Empresarios Agrupados. Retrieved May 10th, 2022. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |access-date= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. ENTSO-E Transparency Platform, ID 18WALG3TG1-123-9, 18WALG3TG2-123-2, 18WALG3TV1-123-0 accessed November 2019
  10. Spanish Electricity System 2018 Report Red Eléctrica de España, August 1, 2019
  11. Red Eléctrica de España (July 15, 2021). "Spanish Electricity System 2020 Report: Electrical energy generation". REE corporate website. Retrieved November 18, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  12. Open Power Plants Database, ID g_18WALG3TG1-123-9, g_18WALG3TG2-123-2, g_18WALG3TV1-123-0 European Commission Joint Research Centre, version 0.91

Additional data

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