Cottbus CHP power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Cottbus CHP power station is an operating power station of at least 54-megawatts (MW) in Cottbus, Brandenburg, Germany with multiple units, some of which are not currently operating.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Cottbus CHP power station Cottbus, Brandenburg, Germany 51.7627, 14.3454 (approximate)

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

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Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology CHP Start year Retired year
Unit 1 retired coal - lignite 82 MW subcritical - - 2022
Unit 1 operating[1][2] gas[3][2] 54 MW[3][2] internal combustion combined cycle[1][2] yes[1] - -

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 1 Heizkraftwerksgesellschaft Cottbus mbH Stadtwerke Cottbus GmbH
Unit 1 Stadtwerke Cottbus GmbH Stadtwerke Cottbus GmbH


HKW Heizkraftwerksgesellschaft Cottbus mbH commissioned the coal-fired power station in 1999. In September 2022, coal-fired generation at the power station ended.[4]

Articles and Resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Archived from the original on 2022-10-03. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Bundesnetzagentur - Kraftwerksliste". Archived from the original on May 19, 2022. Retrieved July 13, 2022.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Archived from the original on 2022-11-28. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. Investment in the future, Stadtwerke Cottbus, accessed January 18, 2022

Additional data

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