Esbjerg power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Esbjerg power station is a 407-megawatt (MW) power station in Syddanmark, Denmark.


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

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The power station consisted of the following units: unit 1 of 131 MW, unit 2 of 257 MW, and unit 3 of 407 MW, commissioned from 1965-1992. Unit 1 (coal-fired) and 2 (oil-fired) have both been retired. Only unit 3 is operating.[1]

The power station is owned by Dong Energy. In February 2017, DONG said that by 2023, coal will no longer be used as fuel at the company's power stations.[2]

Dong Energy changed its name to Ørsted A/S in November 2017.[3] The company has a goal of net-zero generation by the year 2025 and no carbon emissions by 2040.[4]

In October 2022, due to energy security concerns in light of the war in Ukraine, the Danish authorities ordered Ørsted to extend the life of the plant's Unit 3. The unit is to be operated until June 30, 2024. The company said that they remain committed to their goal of reaching carbon neutrality by 2025.[5]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Ørsted
  • Parent company: Ørsted A/S
  • Location: Esbjerg, Syddanmark, Hovedstaden
  • Coordinates: 55.454653, 8.455244 (exact)
  • Status: Operating (Unit 3)
  • Capacity: 407 MW
  • Type: Supercritical
  • Start date: 1992
  • Coal Type: Bituminous
  • Coal Source:
  • Source of financing:

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