Burghausen power station

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Burghausen power station is an operating power station of at least 238-megawatts (MW) in Burghausen, Bayern, Germany.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Burghausen power station Burghausen, Bayern, Germany 48.18621, 12.84577 (exact)[1]

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

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Unit 12, Unit 9-10: 48.18621, 12.84577

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology CHP Start year Retired year
Unit 12 operating[2][3] gas[2][3] 141[2][3] combined cycle[3] yes[2][3] 2001[2][3]
Unit 9-10 operating[2][3] gas[2][3] 97[2] combined cycle[3] yes[2][3] 1987[2][3]

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 12 Wacker Chemie AG[4][2][3] Wacker Chemie AG [100.0%]
Unit 9-10 Wacker Chemie AG[4][2][3] Wacker Chemie AG [100.0%]

Project-level captive use details

  • Captive industry use (heat or power): both[5]
  • Captive industry: Chemicals[5]


The power station provides combined heat-and-power to the Wacker production site in Burghausen, Germany.[6] The gas-fired combined-cycle turbine has an output of 193 MW.[7]

Articles and Resources


  1. https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/941515957. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 https://web.archive.org/web/20240219043348/https://www.bundesnetzagentur.de/DE/Sachgebiete/ElektrizitaetundGas/Unternehmen_Institutionen/Versorgungssicherheit/Erzeugungskapazitaeten/Kraftwerksliste/kraftwerksliste-node.html. Archived from the original on 19 February 2024. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 https://web.archive.org/web/20221127130716/https://www.wacker.com/cms/en-us/about-wacker/wacker-at-a-glance/production-sites/burghausen/overview.html. Archived from the original on 27 November 2022. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. 4.0 4.1 https://web.archive.org/web/20240124172454/https://data.open-power-system-data.org/conventional_power_plants/2018-12-20. Archived from the original on 24 January 2024. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. 5.0 5.1 https://web.archive.org/web/20221206203411/https://www.wacker.com/cms/en-us/about-wacker/wacker-at-a-glance/production-sites/burghausen/neighborhood.html. Archived from the original on 06 December 2022. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |archive-date= (help); Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. "Burghausen, Germany". www.wacker.com. Retrieved 2022-04-28.
  7. Kraftwerksliste, ID BNA0172a Bundesnetzagentur (German Federal Network Agency), version from August 2019

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