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 on 6 November 2017.[3] The company has a goal of net-zero generation by the year 2025 and no carbon emissions by 2040.[4]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: DONG Energy Group
  • Parent company: Ørsted A/S
  • Developer:
  • 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:

Resources and articles


  1. "Where we operate," DONG Energy, accessed April 2016
  2. "DONG Energy to stop all use of coal by 2023," Dong Energy, Feb 2, 2017
  3. Spector, Julian (2 October 2017). "So Long, DONG: Danish Energy Giant Changes Name While Dropping Fossil Fuels". Greentech Media. Archived from the original on 5 October 2017. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  4. Storrow, Benjamin (9 September 2020). "How one fossil fuel company became a green giant". Environment & Energy Publishing. Retrieved 10 September 2020.

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