Bassens power station

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Bassens power station is an operating power station of at least 42-megawatts (MW) in Bassens, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Bassens power station Bassens, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France 44.916514, -0.526851 (exact)[1]

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

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Unit 1: 44.916514, -0.526851

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology CHP Start year Retired year
Unit 1 operating[1] fossil gas - natural gas[1] 42[1] gas turbine[2] 1998[2]

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
Unit 1 COGETHERM [100.0%]

Project-level captive use details

  • Captive industry use (heat or power): rubber[3][2]
  • Captive industry: Heat[3][2]


This power station provides combined heat-and-power to Michelin's rubber manufacturing facility in Bassens, France.[4] It is equipped with a GE Aeroderivative gas turbine, capable of burning up to 25% Hydrogen as part of its mix of natural gas fuels.[5]

Articles and Resources


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  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Archived from the original on 12 November 2021. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Archived from the original on 09 July 2022. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |archive-date= (help); Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. "Cogent Case for Cogen". NS Energy Business. Dec 18th, 2000. Retrieved May 23rd, 2022. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |access-date= and |date= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. "GE Supplies TSSI With DLE-Equipped LM2500+ Gas Turbine for EDF Cogeneration Plant | GE Aviation". Retrieved 2022-05-22.

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