Dessau power station

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Dessau power station is an operating 52-megawatt (MW) gas-fired power station in the state of Saxony, Germany.[1]


The map below shows the location of the power station in the state of Saxony, Germany.[2]

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Through at least 2019, the Dessau power station operated using lignite coal as a fuel.[2] However, according to the 2021 Bundesnetzagentur Kraftwerksliste, the power station now uses natural gas as its main fuel.[1]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Kraftwerk Dessau GmbH
  • Parent company: Stadtwerke Dessau
  • Location: the state of Saxony, Germany
  • Coordinates: 51.82685, 12.23003 (exact)[2]
  • Coal type: Lignite
  • Coal source:
  • Gross generating capacity (retired): 49 MW
    • Unit 1: Coal-fired[2], steam turbine[2], 49 MW[2] (start-up in 1996)[2]
  • Gross generating capacity (operating): 52 MW
    • Unit 1: Gas-fired[1], unknown combustion with CHP[1], 52 MW[1] (start-up in 1996)[1]

Articles and Resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Kraftwerksliste, ID BNA0194 Bundesnetzagentur (German Federal Network Agency), version from January
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 F. Gotzens, H. Heinrichs, J. Hörsch, and F. Hofmann, Performing energy modelling exercises in a transparent way - The issue of data quality in power plant databases, Energy Strategy Reviews, vol. 23, pp. 1–12, Jan. 2019.