Braunschweig Mitte power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Braunschweig Mitte power station is an operating power station of at least 173-megawatts (MW) in Braunschweig, Niedersachsen, Germany.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Braunschweig Mitte power station Braunschweig, Niedersachsen, Germany 52.27861, 10.51472 (exact)[1]

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

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Unit Block 12, Unit GuD: 52.27861, 10.51472
  • Unit 3: 52.266667, 10.516667

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology CHP Start year Retired year
Unit Block 12 operating[1] gas[1] 20[2][1] combined cycle[1] yes[1] 1971[1]
Unit GuD operating[1] gas[1] 75[2][1] combined cycle[1] yes[1] 2010[1]
Unit 3 operating coal - bituminous 78 subcritical 1984 2024 (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 Block 12 Braunschweiger Versorgungs-AG & Co. KG[3] Veolia Environnement SA [100.0%]
Unit GuD Braunschweiger Versorgungs-AG & Co. KG[3] Veolia Environnement SA [100.0%]
Unit 3 Energy AG & Co KG [100.0%]


The Braunschweig site[4] has housed a coal-plant since 1924, although the currently operating unit is one that was refurbished and commissioned in 1984.[5] The plant is owned by Veolia Environnement SA.[6] A 20 MW gas-fired combined cycle unit with CHP began operation at the site in 1971.[7] An additional combined heat-and-power (CHP) gas-fired turbine was commissioned at the same location in 2010, as part of Germany's attempts to phase out coal by 2030.[4]

According to BS Energy, the company would phase out fossil fuel by the end of 2022. The coal-fired unit was expected to retire in 2023.[8]

As of July 2023, BS Energy's website stated that the company would continue to operate the coal plant in parallel with incoming biomass and gas turbine plants through the heating period of 2023/2024, until the permanent replacement of the coal plant.[9] The company justified that this was planned for reasons of supply security.

Articles and Resources


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  4. 4.0 4.1 Kraftwerksliste, ID BNA0136, Bundesnetzagentur (German Federal Network Agency), version from August 2019
  5. "Heizkraftwerk Braunschweig-Mitte". Bloges. Retrieved Apr 28th, 2022. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |access-date= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. BS|ENERGY, Veolia, accessed February 3, 2020
  7. Kraftwerksliste, ID BNA0135 Bundesnetzagentur (German Federal Network Agency), version from August 2019
  8. BS|ENERGY lässt Schwerlasttransport rollen, BS|ENERGY, April 16, 2021
  9. BS|ENERGY lässt Schwerlasttransport rollen, BS|ENERGY FAQ, Accessed: July 2023

Additional data

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