Heyden power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Heyden power station, also known as Petershagen Heyden, is a 923-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.


The undated satellite below shows the plant in Petershagen, Minden-Lübbecke.

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Heyden power station is located near Petershagen in Germany. The current station was commissioned in 1987, but the site has been used for power generation since 1950. It is owned and operated by the German energy corporation E.ON. The hard coal it burns arrives several times a day by rail or by ship to the plant's own dock on the river Weser to be stored until use; the station can stockpile a month's supply of coal. At full capacity Heyden burns 265 tonnes of coal every hour.[1]

As of June 2022, the plant was being kept online to ensure energy security in light of the war in Ukraine.[2] The Federal Network Agency deemed the plant "essential", and it was anticipated to remain in operation until September 2022.[3] Following the Replacement Power Plant Provision Act from July 2022, the plant could operate on a temporary basis until as late as 2024.[4]

In August 2022, Uniper stated that unit 4 would run until April 30, 2023.[5]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: E.On Kraftwerke GmbH
  • Parent company: E.ON
  • Developer:
  • Location: Petershagen, Minden-Lübbecke, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Coordinates: 52.381609, 8.998612 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Capacity: 923 MW
  • Start date: 1987
  • Type: Subcritical
  • Coal Type: Bituminous
  • Coal Source: Imported
  • Source of financing:

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