Goldenberg power station

From Global Energy Monitor
Part of the
Global Coal Plant Tracker,
a Global Energy Monitor project.
Download full dataset
Report an error
Related coal trackers:

Goldenberg power station is an operating power station of at least 76-megawatts (MW) in Huerth, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany with multiple units, some of which are not currently operating.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Goldenberg power station Huerth, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany 50.860995, 6.843417 (exact)

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

Loading map...

Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Phase E, Phase F: 50.860995, 6.843417

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology Start year Retired year
Phase E operating coal - lignite 76 subcritical 1992
Phase F retired coal - lignite 95 subcritical 1993 2015

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner
Phase E RWE Power AG [100.0%]
Phase F RWE Power AG [100.0%]


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.[1]

In 2014 plant owner RWE said it may retire the coal plant in 2015.[2]

Block F (95 MW) was retired in 2015, leaving only the 76 MW Block E.[3]

Articles and Resources


Additional data

To access additional data, including an interactive map of coal-fired power stations, a downloadable dataset, and summary data, please visit the Global Coal Plant Tracker on the Global Energy Monitor website.