Genk-Langerlo power station

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Genk-Langerlo power station is a retired power station in Genk, Limburg, Belgium.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Genk-Langerlo power station Genk, Genk, Limburg, Belgium 50.940323, 5.491806 (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: 50.940323, 5.491806

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology Start year Retired year
Unit 1 retired coal - bituminous 280 subcritical 1973 2016
Unit 2 retired coal - bituminous 280 subcritical 1974 2016

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner
Unit 1 Eneco Zuid Nederland BV [100.0%]
Unit 2 Eneco Zuid Nederland BV [100.0%]


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]

Articles and Resources


  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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