Berlin-Reuter-West power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Berlin-Reuter-West power station is a 600-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Berlin, Germany.

The power station is different from the Berlin-Reuter power station.


The undated satellite below shows the plant in the northwest of Berlin.

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The Reuter West CHP plant is made up of two structurally identical 300 MW power plant blocks, which were put into operation in 1987 and 1989, respectively.[1]

A feasibility study was conducted on options for coal-phase out by 2030 for the Reuters West CHP plant and the Berlin-Moabit power station. The results of the study showed that in 2030 coal can be replaced by around 40% climate-friendly energies such as geothermal energy, biomass and industrial/waste heat. About 60% of the heat requirement can be covered by a new, highly efficient, modular gas CHP concept. By replacing hard coal, more than 2 million tons of CO2 could be saved each year.[2]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Vattenfall Europe AG
  • Parent company: Vattenfall
  • Location: Spandau, Berlin, Germany
  • Coordinates: 52.534601, 13.244531 (exact)
  • Capacity (operating):
    • 600 MW (Units 1&2: 300 MW, start up 1987-1989)
  • Projected retirement date: potentially 2029[3]
  • Type: Subcritical
  • Coal Type: Bituminous
  • Coal Source:
  • Capacity (announced):
    • 647 MW Gas/Hydrogen fired turbine with unknown combustion technology (start-up in 2030)[4]
  • Source of financing:

Resources and articles


  1. "Reuter West CHP plant," accessed April 2016
  2. "Feasibility study "Coal phase-out and sustainable district heating supply Berlin 2030" Vattenfall, accessed August 2022
  3. "Rot-Grün-Rot in Berlin plant früheren Kohleausstieg und Solarprogramm," November 17, 2021
  4. Senate Department for Environment, mobility, consumer and climate protection. "Feasibility study "Coal phase-out and sustainable district heating supply Berlin 2030"". Berlin. Retrieved Oct 31st, 2022. Check date values in: |access-date= (help)CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)

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