Gersteinwerk power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Gersteinwerk power station (also known as Werne Gerstein power station) is a gas-fired power plant in the state of Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany, with 987 megawatts (MW) of operating capacity.

The plant's only coal-fired unit, block K, was retired in March 2019.[1]

Location

The map below shows the location of the plant, in Werne, Unna, North Rhine-Westphalia.

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Background on Plant

As of November 2019, Gersteinwerk power station had seven gas-fired generating units with a total of 1,342 MW of generating capacity; one gas-fired unit (Block I2) was mothballed (Vorläufig Stillgelegt).[2]

Gersteinwerk power station previously had one coal-fired unit with a capacity of 665.5 MW. The plant was completed in 1984, and is owned by RWE. The block includes a 112-MW gas turbine in topping configuration.[3]

The coal plant was planned for decommissioning in 2017.[4] In 2015 it was announced that the decommissioning date was postponed to 2019.[5]

Plant Details

  • Sponsor: RWE Generation SE[6]
  • Parent company: RWE Aktiengesellschaft[7]
  • Location: Werne, Unna, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Coordinates: 51.673532, 7.720513 (exact)
  • Gross generating capacity (operating): 987 MW
    • Unit F1: Gas-fired[6] combined cycle[6], 55 MW[6] (start-up in 1973)[6]
    • Unit F2: Gas-fired[8], 355 MW[8] (start-up in 1973)[8]
    • Unit G1: Gas-fired[9] combined cycle[9], 55 MW[9] (start-up in 1973)[9]
    • Unit G2: Gas-fired[10] combined cycle[10], 355 MW[10] (start-up in 1973)[10]
    • Unit I1: Gas-fired[11] open-cycle gas turbine[11], 55 MW[11] (start-up in 1973)[11]
    • Unit K1: Gas-fired[12] open-cycle gas turbine[12], 112 MW[12] (start-up in 1984)[12]
  • Gross generating capacity (mothballed): 355 MW
    • Block I2: Gas-fired[2] 355 MW[2] (start-up in 1973)[2]
  • Gross generating capacity (retired): 666 MW
    • Block K: Coal-fired subcritical, 666 MW (operated 1984-2019)[1]

Articles and resources

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Gersteinwerk produzierte Freitagmittag um 12.36 Uhr den letzten Strom aus Kohle," Ruhr Nachrichten, Mar 29, 2019
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Kraftwerksliste, ID BNA1043 Bundesnetzagentur (German Federal Network Agency), version from November 2019
  3. "Coal-Fired Plants in Nordrhein-Westfalen," Industcards, accessed April 2016
  4. "RWE: DECOMMISSIONING OF POWER PLANTS," RWE, Aug 14, 2014
  5. "Gersteinwerk: RWE sichert Sozialplan ohne Abstriche zu," Westdeutsche Allgemeine, 25 September 2015
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 Kraftwerksliste, ID BNA1039 Bundesnetzagentur (German Federal Network Agency), version from August 2019
  7. Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) 529900GB7KCA94ACC940 Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation, accessed January 2020
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Kraftwerksliste, ID BNA1043 Bundesnetzagentur (German Federal Network Agency), version from November 2019
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 Kraftwerksliste, ID BNA1040 Bundesnetzagentur (German Federal Network Agency), version from August 2019
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 Kraftwerksliste, ID BNA1045 Bundesnetzagentur (German Federal Network Agency), version from August 2019
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 Kraftwerksliste, ID BNA1042 Bundesnetzagentur (German Federal Network Agency), version from August 2019
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 Kraftwerksliste, ID BNA1046b Bundesnetzagentur (German Federal Network Agency), version from August 2019

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