Duernrohr power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Duernrohr (Durnrohr) power station is a retired 802-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station located in Duernrohr, Niederosterreich, Austria.

Location

The undated satellite photo below shows the power station in Duernrohr.

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Background

The power station consisted of two power plant units: unit 1 of 405 MW and unit 2 of 352 MW. Unit 1 was commissioned in 1985, and unit 2 in 1987. Unit 1 was Austria's only supercritical coal plant. It was closed on 15 Apr 2015. Unit 2 remains online. Fuel is Czech and Polish coal. The stack is 210 meters, the tallest in Austria. Unit 1 was owned by Verbund, and unit 2 is owned by EVN.[1]

Unit 2 is planned for closure in 2025, when Austria plants to phase out all coal plants.[2] In May 2019, EVN moved up the retirement for unit 2, to autumn 2019, as Austria sped up its coal phaseout to 2020.[3]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Verbund (Unit 1), EVN (Unit 2)
  • Parent company:
  • Location: Duernrohr, Niederosterreich, Austria
  • Coordinates: 48.32611, 15.923333 (exact)
  • Status: Retired
  • Capacity: 405 MW (Unit 1), 352 MW (Unit 2)
  • Type: Supercritical (Unit 1), Subcritical (Unit 2)
  • Start date: 1985 (Unit 1), 1987 (Unit 2)
  • Retired date: 2015 (Unit 1)
  • Coal Type: Hard
  • Coal Source: Czech and Polish coal
  • Source of financing:

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