Detmarovice power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Detmarovice power station is an operating power station of at least 600-megawatts (MW) in Dětmarovice, Jihomoravsky, Czech Republic with multiple units, some of which are not currently operating.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Detmarovice power station Dětmarovice, Jihomoravsky, Czech Republic 49.907184, 18.464559 (exact)[1]

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

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Unit 1, Unit 2, Unit 3, Unit 4, Unit GT1, Unit GT2, Unit GT3, Unit GT4: 49.907184, 18.464559

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology CHP Start year Retired year
Unit 1 retired coal - bituminous 200 subcritical 1975 2019
Unit 2 operating coal - bituminous 200 subcritical 1975 2022
Unit 3 operating coal - bituminous 200 subcritical 1976 2022
Unit 4 operating coal - bituminous 200 subcritical 1976 2022
Unit GT1 pre-permit[2][3][4] fossil gas - natural gas[2][5] 45[2][4] unknown
Unit GT2 pre-permit[2][3][4] fossil gas - natural gas[2][5] 45[2][4] unknown
Unit GT3 pre-permit[2][3][4] fossil gas - natural gas[2][5] 45[2][4] unknown
Unit GT4 pre-permit[2][3][4] fossil gas - natural gas[2][5] 45[2][4] unknown

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 CEZ Group [100.0%]
Unit 2 CEZ Group [100.0%]
Unit 3 CEZ Group [100.0%]
Unit 4 CEZ Group [100.0%]
Unit GT1 CEZ Group [100.0%]
Unit GT2 CEZ Group [100.0%]
Unit GT3 CEZ Group [100.0%]
Unit GT4 CEZ Group [100.0%]

Project-level coal details

  • Coal source(s): Ostrava-Karviná Mines


The Detmarovice power station is a black coal-fired power station owned and operated by the CEZ Group. It consists of four 200 MW subcritical units commissioned in 1975-76. The power station was originally formed as part of the Ostrava-Karviná Power Stations; since 1990, it has been an independent organizational unit.[6]

Unit 1 (200 MW) was retired in 2019.[7]

In 2021, CEZ Group announced they would close all of the coal units at the end of the 2022-2023 heating season.[8] They plan to build 4 gas-fired cogeneration units of 45 MW each in its place.[9] However, there were no additional developments in the plans for the gas units, and discussions were taking place about using the coal site for a nuclear power plant instead.[10]

As of April 2024, an updated date for the phaseout of coal at Detmarovice power station was not yet determined. The units would at least run through the 2024/25 heating season. Small gas and biomass units were in development.[11]

Articles and Resources


  1. Archived from the original on 24 January 2024. {{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 Archived from the original on 12 August 2022. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Archived from the original on 07 November 2023. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |archive-date= (help); Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Archived from the original on 23 April 2021. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. CEZ Group, "The Detmarovice Power Station", CEZ Group website, accessed October 2012.
  7. "Rozhodnutí," KRAJSKÝ ÚŘAD, Nov 13, 2019
  9. Tisková zpráva (2021-04-06). "Elektrárna Dětmarovice skončí s uhlím a bude propouštět. Přijde éra plynu". Moravskoslezský deník (in čeština). Retrieved 2022-12-08.
  10. Belgium, Central Office, NucNet a s b l , Brussels (2023-10-31). "Czech Republic / Government Approves SMR Roadmap That Calls For Deployment In Early 2030s :: NucNet | The Independent Nuclear News Agency". The Independent Global Nuclear News Agency. Retrieved 2023-12-06.
  11. "ČEZ postaví v Dětmarovicích na Karvinsku nízkoemisní teplárnu za dvě miliardy Kč," oEnergetice, April 26, 2024

Additional data

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