Goldenberg power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Goldenberg power station was a 171-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

Block F (95 MW) was retired in 2015, leaving only the 76 MW Block E.[1]


The undated satellite below shows the plant in Huerth.

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In 1914, the first power plant went online at this site named after RWE engineer Bernhard Goldenberg. Goldenberg was one of the first large-scale German power plants and was developed and expanded into the 1950s. The boilers were taken out of operation in 1993 due to new federal emission control laws. However, two new CFB boilers were completed in 1992-93.[2]

In 2014 plant owner RWE said it may retire the coal plant in 2015.[3]

Block F (95 MW) was retired in 2015.[4]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: RWE Power AG
  • Parent company: RWE AG
  • Developer:
  • Location: Huerth, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Coordinates: 50.86099455, 6.843417402 (exact)
  • Status: Operating (Block E), Retired (Block F)
  • Capacity: 171 MW (76MW, 95 MW)
  • Start date: 1992-93
  • Type: Subcritical
  • Coal Type: Lignite
  • Coal Source:
  • Source of financing:

Articles and Resources


  1. "Data," Beyond Coal Europe, June 20, 2019
  2. "Goldenberg power plant multi-energy service centre (EDZ)," RWE, accessed April 2016
  3. "UPDATE 1-Germany's RWE considers idling another 1,000 MW of capacity," Reuters, Aug 12, 2014
  4. "Data," Beyond Coal Europe, June 20, 2019

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