Bouchain power station

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Bouchain power station is a 585-megawatt (MW) gas-fired power plant in the department of Nord, France.


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The power station originally consisted of one 250 MW oil-fired unit and one 250 coal-fired unit, commissioned in 1970. Unit-1 was retired in 1995 and Unit-2 retired in 2015.[1][2] This was replaced by a gas fired combined-cycle unit of 585 MW in 2016.[3]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: EDF[3]
  • Parent company: Electricite de France[4]
  • Developer:
  • Location: Bouchain, Valenciennes, Nord, France
  • Coordinates: 50.297213, 3.314945 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross generating capacity (operating): 585 MW
  • Gross generating capacity (retired): 250 MW
    • Unit 2: Coal-fired subcritical, 250 MW (start-up in 1970; retired 2015)
  • Start date: 1970
  • Type: Subcritical
  • Coal Type: Hard coal
  • Coal Source: Imported
  • Source of financing:

Resources and articles


  1. "Coal-Fired Plants in France," Industcards, accessed April 2016
  2. "G7 coal phase out: France," E3G, Sep 15, 2015
  3. 3.0 3.1 Présentation de la centrale à cycle combiné au gaz naturel de Bouchain | EDF Thermique
  4. Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) 549300X3UK4GG3FNMO06 Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation, accessed January 2020
  5. ENTSO-E Transparency Platform, ID 17W100P100P01768 accessed November 2019
  6. 6.0 6.1 Registre national des installations de production d'électricité et de stockage Government of France, 2018
  7. ENTSO-E Transparency Platform, ID 17W100P100P01768 accessed October 2021
  8. "Registre national des installations de production et de stockage d'électricité (au 31/01/2022) -". (in français). Retrieved 2022-05-22.

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