Genk-Langerlo power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Genk-Langerlo power station was a 560-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station located in Limburg province, Belgium.

It was closed in April 2016, but may be converted to biomass.


The undated satellite photo below shows the power station in the city of Genk

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The 560 MW coal plant is owned by E.ON. E.ON had planned to convert the plant to be a 400 MW biomass plant, but opted instead to sell the plant to wood pellet producer German Pellets, which plans to convert the power plant to burn biomass. The sale was expected to close by the end of 2015.[1]

The plant stopped burning coal in April 2016.[2]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: E.ON Benelux
  • Parent company: E.ON
  • Location: Genk , Limburg province, Belgium
  • Coordinates: 50.940323, 5.491806 (exact)
  • Status: Retired (planned conversion to biomass)
  • Capacity: 560 MW (Units 1&2: 280 MW)
  • Type: Subcritical
  • Start date: 1973 (Unit 1), 1974 (Unit 2)
  • Planned retired date: 2016
  • Coal Type: Bituminous
  • Coal Source:
  • Source of financing:

Resources and articles


  1. Katie Fletcher, "Eon to sell Belgian coal-fired power plant to German Pellets," Biomass Magazine, October 20, 2015
  2. "Belgium kicks the coal habit," Greenpeace, April 1, 2016

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