Enns Power Station

From Global Energy Monitor

Enns Power Station was a proposed 800-megwatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Austria.


The map below shows Enns, the approximate location where the plant would be built.

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The proposed 800 MW project was sponsored by Austrian energy company Energie AG for Enns, a town on the Danube River.[1]

In April 2008 Power in Europe, an energy trade newsletter, reported that the project would involve coal being brought to the station by barge. The newsletter notes that Enns "also has a tie to the high pressure east-west WAG gasline."[2]

In its 2006/2007 annual report Energie AG states that "During the 2006/2007 business year, Energie AG Oberösterreich Kraftwerk Ennshafen GmbH, a 100% subsidiary of the Energie AG Group, bought land at the Upper-Austrian Danube harbor of Enns-Ennsdorf. The purchased real-estate serves to secure the site of possible future generation capacities."[3]

As of September 2014 the project appears to abandoned since there have been no further developments since 2008, and the project is not mentioned on the company's website.

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Energie AG
  • Parent company:
  • Developer:
  • Location: Enns, Austria
  • Coordinates: 48.21309, 14.475222 (approximate)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Capacity: 800 MW
  • Type:
  • Start date:
  • Coal Type: Hard coal
  • Coal Source:
  • Source of financing:

Resources and articles


  1. "Coal-fired power generation makes a comeback as gas prices soar", Platts, January 17, 2006.
  2. "PiE's new power plant tracker - April 2008", Power in Europe, Issue 523, April 7, 2008, page 9.
  3. Energie AG, Energie AG Annual Report 2006/2007", page 43.

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