Borssele power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Borssele power station was a 426-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Zeeland, Netherlands.

It was retired in 2015.


The map below shows the location of the plant in Borsele.

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Background on Plant

Borssele power station was a one-unit coal-fired power plant with a total capacity of 426 MW. The plant was completed in 1987, and owned by EPZ, a 70:30 JV of Delta NV and RWE. The companies began co-combusting biomass at Borsselle-12 in 2000. A biomass contribution of up to 20% was reached before the end of subsidies and the generator reverted to almost complete coal-firing by 2014. The coal-fired set was closed on 25 Nov 2015 as it was not upgraded to current air-quality regulations.[1]

Plant Details

  • Sponsor: NV EPZ
  • Parent company: Delta N.V., RWE
  • Location: Borsele, Zeeland, Netherlands
  • Coordinates: 51.433188, 3.716023 (exact)
  • Status: Retired
  • Gross capacity: 426 MW
  • Type: Subcritical
  • In service: 1987
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  1. "Coal-Fired Plants in the Netherlands," Industcards, accessed April 2016

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