Berlin-Reuter-West power station

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Berlin-Reuter-West power station is an operating power station of at least 600-megawatts (MW) in Berlin, Spandau, Germany with multiple units, some of which are not currently operating.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Berlin-Reuter-West power station Berlin, Spandau, Berlin, Germany 52.534601, 13.244531 (exact)

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

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Unit A, Unit B: 52.534601, 13.244531
  • Unit 1: 52.53247, 13.24659

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology CHP Start year Retired year
Unit 1 pre-construction[1] gas[1] 647[1] not found yes[1] 2030[1]
Unit A operating coal - bituminous 300 subcritical 1987 2029 (planned)
Unit B operating coal - bituminous 300 subcritical 1989 2029 (planned)

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 Vattenfall Wärme Berlin AG[1] Vattenfall AB [100.0%]
Unit A Vattenfall Wärme Berlin AG [100.0%]
Unit B Vattenfall Wärme Berlin AG [100.0%]


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.[2]

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.[3]

Articles and Resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Archived from the original on 15 January 2023. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. "Reuter West CHP plant," accessed April 2016
  3. "Feasibility study "Coal phase-out and sustainable district heating supply Berlin 2030" Vattenfall, accessed August 2022

Additional data

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