Merkenich (Nord) power station

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Merkenich (Nord) power station, in the state of Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany, has 166 megawatts (MW) of generating capacity (58 MW coal-fired and 108 MW gas-fired). It is also known as Cologne-Merkenich power station.


The map below shows the location of the power station in Koln, the state of Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

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Project Details

  • Sponsor: RheinEnergie AG[1]
  • Parent company:
  • Location: Koln, the state of Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
  • Coordinates: 51.0178, 6.9643 (exact)[2]
  • Gross generating capacity (operating): 166 MW
    • Unit 3: Coal-fired subcritical, 58 MW (start-up in 1965)
    • Unit L101955: Gas-fired[1] combined cycle[1] with CHP[1], 108 MW[1] (start-up in 2004)[1]
  • Coal type: Lignite

Articles and Resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Kraftwerksliste, ID BNA0546 Bundesnetzagentur (German Federal Network Agency), version from August 2019
  2. Global Power Plant Database v.1.2.0, ID WRI1005801 World Resources Institute, June 2019