GKH Hannover power station

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GKH Hannover power station is an operating power station of at least 300-megawatts (MW) in Hannover, Herrenhausen-Stöcken, Lower Saxony, Germany.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
GKH Hannover power station Hannover, Herrenhausen-Stöcken, Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany 52.420278, 9.647508 (exact)

The map below shows the exact location of the power station.

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Unit 1, Unit 2: 52.420278, 9.647508

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology Start year Retired year
Unit 1 operating coal - bituminous 150 subcritical 1989 2026[1]
Unit 2 operating coal - bituminous 150 subcritical 1989 2026[1]

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner
Unit 1 Gemeinschaftskraftwerk Hannover GmbH (GKH) [100.0%]
Unit 2 Gemeinschaftskraftwerk Hannover GmbH (GKH) [100.0%]

Project-level captive use details

  • Captive industry use (heat or power): automobiles
  • Captive industry: Both


GKH Hannover is a 2 x 150 MW subcritical coal plant. Unit-1 went commercial in July 1989 followed by Unit-2 in September 1989.[2]

In September 2021, the city of Hannover announced that the power station would be retired as soon as possible, with the target being 2026. Retirement as early as 2024 was possible.[3]

Articles and Resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 https://web.archive.org/web/20240218234209/https://www.enercity.de/presse/pressemitteilungen/2021/schneller-kohleausstieg-hannover. Archived from the original on 18 February 2024. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. "Coal-Fired Plants in Germany: Niedersachsen & Schleswig-Holstein," Industcards, accessed April 2016
  3. "Rapid coal phase-out sealed," enercity, September 9, 2021

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