Herne power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Herne power station is an energy complex in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is the location of a 500-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station and a 625 MW gas-fired power station.

Location

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Background

The power station consisted of four units: units 1 and 2 of 150 MW each, unit 3 of 300 MW, and unit 4 of 500 MW, commissioned from 1962 to 1989.[1][2]

The first two 150 MW units have been retired: Unit 1 in 2014, and unit 2 in 2013.[3] Unit 3, commissioned in 1966, was retired in 2017.[4]

Herne 4 Power Station was slated for a conversion to natural gas. In March 2022, STEAG announced that the unit would continue firing coal until Spring 2023.[5]

Herne 5 Power Station was proposed by Steag to have an installed capacity of 750 megawatts. In April 2008 Power in Europe, an energy trade newsletter, reported that Steag "has parked Herne 5 (750-MW) because of rising equipment costs and the threat of 100% CO2 auctioning."[6]

Herne-6 power station is a 625-megawatt (MW) gas-fired power plant in the state of Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.[7]

Coal Project Details

  • Sponsor: STEAG GmbH
  • Parent company: STEAG
  • Developer:
  • Location: Herne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Coordinates: 51.550673, 7.187527 (exact)
  • Status: Operating (Unit 4)
  • Capacity: 500 MW
  • Start date: 1989 (Unit 4)
  • Type: Subcritical
  • Coal Type: Bituminous
  • Coal Source:
  • Source of financing:

Herne- 6 Project Details

  • Sponsor: STEAG[8][9]
  • Parent company: KSBG Kommunale Beteiligungsgesellschaft GmbH & Co. KG[10]
  • Location: Herne, the state of Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany[11]
  • Coordinates: 51.551389, 7.188889 (exact)[12]
  • Gross capacity (operating): 625 MW

Articles and Resources

Sources

  1. "Coal-Fired Plants in Nordrhein-Westfalen," Industcards, accessed April 2016
  2. "Herne Coal CHP Power Plant Germany," GEO, accessed April 2016
  3. "Steag legt Block 2 endgültig still," Waz, 05.11.2013
  4. "Power Plant Herne," Steag, accessed Nov 2017
  5. "Steag postpones conversion of "Herne 4"," Energate Messenger, March 2, 2022
  6. "Coal on the rocks", Power in Europe, Issue 523, April 7, 2008.
  7. "Herne's energy future takes shape". STEAG GmbH. Retrieved 2021-11-02.
  8. STEAG and Siemens sign contract for construction of the new combined cycle power plant in Herne, Germany July 31, 2018 (accessed Jan. 8, 2020)
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 "Kraftwerksliste Bundesnetzagentur zum erwarteten Zu- und Rückbau 2021 bis 2023". Bundesnetzagentu. January 19, 2021. Retrieved November 2, 2021.
  10. STEAG GmbH, LEI Reference Data accessed Jan. 8, 2020
  11. "Herne 6 Combined-Cycle Power Plant". Power Technology. Retrieved November 2, 2021.
  12. "Herne Power Plant". GeoHack. Retrieved November 2, 2021.
  13. 13.0 13.1 Group Management Report 2019, STEAG, Dec 31, 2019

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