Flensburg power station

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Flensburg power station, in the state of Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, has 178 megawatts (MW) of generating capacity (100 MW coal-fired and 78 MW gas-fired).


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The Flensburg power station started off as a coal-fired plant, with a total capacity of 138 MW commissioned between 1982 and 1992.[1] However, unit 8 has now been retired, with units 9, 10 and 11 expected to be decommissioned by 2022.[2] The three operating coal units co-fire with small amounts of woody biomass and refuse.[3]

As part of its strategy to phase out coal, a combined heat-and-power (CHP) gas-fired combined cycle turbine was commissioned in 2016, providing 78 MW of electricity to the town.[4] Since then, Stadtwerke Flensburg has announced plans for the construction of a second gas-fired combined cycle CHP plant, rated at 97 MW, to be commissioned in 2022.[5]

However, in response to the gas crisis arising from the Russian invasion of Ukraine, it is believed that the power station might continue burning coal for longer then previously expected.[6]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Stadtwerke Flensburg GmbH[4]
  • Parent company: Stadtwerke Flensburg GmbH[7]
  • Location: Flensburg, the state of Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
  • Coordinates: 54.8048, 9.4334 (exact)[8]
  • Gross generating capacity (operating): 178 MW
    • Unit 10: Coal-fired subcritical, 33 MW (start-up in 1988)
    • Unit 11: Coal-fired subcritical, 31 MW (start-up in 1992)
    • Unit 9: Coal-fired subcritical, 36 MW (start-up in 1985)
    • Boiler 12: Gas-fired[4] combined cycle[5] with CHP[4], 78 MW[4] (start-up in 2016)[4]
  • Gross generating capacity (pre-construction)
    • Boiler 13: Gas-fired[1] combined-cycle[1]with CHP[1], 97 MW[1] (start-up in 2022)[9]
  • Gross generating capacity (retired): 38 MW
    • Unit 8: Coal-fired subcritical, 38 MW (start-up in 1982)
  • Coal Type: Sub-bituminous

Articles and Resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Flensburg, Stadtwerke. "Unsere nachhaltigen Gas-Wärme-Kopplungsanlagen". Stadtwerke Flensburg (in Deutsch). Retrieved 2022-04-29.
  2. "German Town Accelerates its Coal Replacement Strategy". The Agility Effect. May 17th 2021. Retrieved Apr 29th, 2022. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |access-date= and |date= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. "Renewable Energy in District Heating and Cooling: A Sector Roadmap for Remap", International Renewable Energy Agency, March 2017
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 Kraftwerksliste, ID BNA1819 Bundesnetzagentur (German Federal Network Agency), version from August 2019
  5. 5.0 5.1 FRESNA (FIAS Renewable Energy Systems & Network Analysis) version 4.1 (July 2019)
  6. JULIAN HELDT (20th June 2022). "Stadtwerke Flensburg's coal-fired boilers could remain in operation for longer". Der Nordschleswiger. Retrieved Nov 1st, 2022. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |access-date= and |date= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. "Über uns". Stadtwerke Flensburg. Retrieved February 3, 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. Open Power System Data December 2018
  9. "Mitsubishi Power Europe, Ltd.|MHPS Europe delivers heat recovery steam generator to Flensburg". Mitsubishi Power Europe, Ltd. Retrieved 2022-04-29.