Brokdorf nuclear power plant

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Other names: KBR

Brokdorf nuclear power plant is a retired nuclear power plant in Kreis Steinburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.

Project Details

Table 1: Unit-level project details for Brokdorf nuclear power plant

Status Commissioning year Retirement year Nameplate capacity Reactor type Owner Operator
Retired[1] 1986[1] 2021[1] 1480 MW[1] Pressurized water reactor[1] PreussenElektra GMBH [100%][1] PreussenElektra GMBH[1]

Table 2: Additional unit-level timeline details for Brokdorf nuclear power plant

Construction start First criticality (more info) First grid connection Commercial operation Retirement date
January 1, 1976[1] October 8, 1986[1] October 14, 1986[1] December 22, 1986[1] December 31, 2021[1]

Table 3: Additional unit-level capacity details for Brokdorf nuclear power plant

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Reference net capacity Design net capacity Thermal capacity
1410 MW[1] 1307 MW[1] 3900 MWt[1]


Table 4: Unit-level location details for Brokdorf nuclear power plant

Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Kreis Steinburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany[2] 53.8506, 9.34501 (exact)

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In December 2023, PreussenElektra revealed plans to potentially develop a battery storage facility at the decommissioned Brokdorf plant site. The proposed battery storage facility would have 800 MW / 1,600 MWh of capacity. The site operator needs a decommissioning and dismantling permit for the nuclear power plant. PreussenElektra submitted the dismantling application in 2017 and is still waiting to have it approved.[3]

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  3. "German decommissioned nuclear plant to become 800 MW/1,600 MWh battery". pv magazine International. 2023-12-18. Retrieved 2023-12-18.