Huntorf power station

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Huntorf power station is an operating power station of at least 321-megawatts (MW) in Elsfleth, Niedersachsen, Germany.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Huntorf power station Elsfleth, Niedersachsen, Germany 53.1897, 8.4087 (exact)[1]

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

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Unit 1: 53.18969, 8.40869

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology CHP Start year Retired year
Unit 1 operating[2] gas[3][2] 321 MW[2][4] gas turbine[5] no[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 1 Uniper Kraftwerke GmbH Uniper SE


Huntorf is a combined compressed-air energy storage (CAES) and gas turbine power plant. It was one of the world's first CAES systems in operation.[6]

Articles and Resources


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  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Bundesnetzagentur - Kraftwerksliste". Archived from the original on May 19, 2022. Retrieved July 13, 2022.
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  5. Archived from the original on 2022-09-20. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. "Kraftwerk Huntorf". Wikipedia. Retrieved November 3, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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