Hastedt power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Hastedt power station is an operating power station of at least 130-megawatts (MW) in Bremen, Hemelingen, Bremen, Bremen, Germany with multiple units, some of which are not currently operating.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Hastedt power station Bremen, Hemelingen, Bremen, Bremen, Germany 53.0592, 8.8732 (exact)

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

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Unit 15: 53.059155, 8.873244
  • Unit CC1: 53.05916, 8.87324

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology CHP Start year Retired year
Unit 15 operating coal - bituminous 130 MW subcritical - - 2024 (planned)
Unit CC1 construction[1][2] gas[3] 105 MW[1] internal combustion combined cycle[1] yes[4] - -

CHP is an abbreviation for Combined Heat and Power. It is a technology that produces electricity and thermal energy at high efficiencies. Coal units track this information in the Captive Use section when known.

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner Parent
Unit 15 SWB Erzeugung GmbH & Co KG SWB Erzeugung GmbH & Co KG
Unit CC1 SWB Erzeugung GmbH & Co KG SWB Erzeugung GmbH & Co KG


Unit 14 was commissioned in 1972 and had a capacity of 150 MW. Unit 15 was commissioned in 1989 and has a capacity of 119 MW. According to the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E), Unit 15 previously used gas, then switched to coal in Jan 2017.[5] As of January 2021, Unit 14 last operated as gas-fired, and unit 15 is coal-fired.[6]

In 2016 unit 14 was fully retired.[7]

The final coal-fired unit was slated to be retired by 2023. However, the plant's life has been extended until at least 2024 due to energy security concerns in light of the war in Ukraine.[8]

Articles and Resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 https://web.archive.org/web/20230309072653/https://www.swb.de/ueber-swb/unternehmen/nachhaltigkeit/bhkw-hastedt. Archived from the original on 2023-03-09. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. https://www.weser-kurier.de/bremen/stadtteil-hemelingen/abschied-von-der-kohle-swb-legt-grundstein-fuer-blockheizkraftwerk-doc7e4eubs8w00192b3d91z. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. https://web.archive.org/web/20230205011349/https://hohwisch.de/wirtschaft/neues-gaskraftwerk-in-hastedt-zukunft-oder-brueckentechnologie-924/. Archived from the original on 2023-02-05. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. https://web.archive.org/web/20230319205438/https://www.butenunbinnen.de/nachrichten/gas-knappheit-energieminister-bremen-102.html. Archived from the original on 2023-03-19. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. "Transparency Platform". European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity. October 2021. Retrieved November 3, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. "Coal-Fired Plants in Germany - Berlin & Bremen," Industcards, accessed April 2016
  7. Kraftwerksliste der Bundesnetzagentur, Bundesnetzagentur, Jan 2021
  8. Not just what Habeck wants it to be: coal energy in Bremen beyond 2023, Sasa Times News, June 7, 2022

Additional data

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