Blénod power station

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Blénod power station is an operating power station of at least 427-megawatts (MW) in Blenod-les-Pont-a-Mousson, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France with multiple units, some of which are not currently operating.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Blénod power station Blenod-les-Pont-a-Mousson, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France 48.86898, 6.08415 (exact)[1]

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

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Unit 5: 48.86898, 6.08415
  • Unit 2, Unit 4, Unit 1, Unit 3: 48.869091, 6.080033

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology CHP Start year Retired year
Unit 5 operating[2] gas[3] 427[2] combined cycle[3] no 2011[3]
Unit 2 retired coal - bituminous 250 subcritical 1966 2013
Unit 4 retired coal - bituminous 250 subcritical 1963 2013
Unit 1 retired coal - bituminous 250 subcritical 1963 2000
Unit 3 retired coal - bituminous 250 subcritical 1963 2014

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 5 EDF[3] Électricité de France (EDF) SA [100.0%]
Unit 2 Electricité de France SA (EDF) [100.0%]
Unit 4 Electricité de France SA (EDF) [100.0%]
Unit 1 Electricité de France SA (EDF) [100.0%]
Unit 3 Electricité de France SA (EDF) [100.0%]


The power station originally consisted of four 250 MW units, fueled by coal and oil and commissioned in 1963 to 1969. Unit 1 was retired in 2000.[4][5]

Unit 2 was retired in 2013, and units 3-4 in 2014.[6]

Articles and Resources


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  4. "Coal-Fired Plants in France," Industcards, accessed April 2016
  5. "Blénod Thermal Power Plant France," GEO, accessed April 2016
  6. "G7 coal phase out: France," E3G, Sep 15, 2015

Additional data

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