Dessau power station

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Dessau power station is an operating power station of at least 53-megawatts (MW) in Dessau, Saxony, Germany.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Dessau power station Dessau, Saxony, Germany 51.827638, 12.230551 (exact)

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Unit 1: 51.827638, 12.230551

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology CHP Start year Retired year
Unit 1 operating coal - lignite, fossil gas - natural gas 53 unknown 1996 2019

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
Unit 1 Fernwärmeversorgungs-GmbH Dessau [100.0%]


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

Articles and Resources


  1. 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.
  2. Kraftwerksliste, ID BNA0194 Bundesnetzagentur (German Federal Network Agency), version from January

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