Ingelheimer Aue Power Station

From Global Energy Monitor

Ingelheimer Aue Power Station was a proposed 823-megawatt coal-fired power station in Mainz, Germany. It has been cancelled.


The undated satellite below shows the proposed location for the plant in Mainz.

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Ingelheimer Aue Power Station was a proposal by KMW for a 823-megawatt coal unit with a notional commissioning date of 2012 and construction cost of €1 billion. In April 2008 Power in Europe reported that a local group, Koma (Kohlefreies Mainz), claimed that 'opponents to coal' now have a city council majority in both Mainz and Wiesbaden." Koma wants the company to opt for a 400 megawatt gas project. Power in Europe also noted that in May 2007 "2,500 people from Mainz and Wiesbaden protest against project" and that the environmental group BUND estimated the likely carbon dioxide emissions from the project would be 4.2 million tons a year. KMW "had planned to build a new 400 MW CCGT ahead of the 2007 gas tax exemption deadline, but has dropped the idea because of rising fuel prices."[1]

In 2009, the project was ended due to cancellation of bank financing.[2]

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  1. "PiE’s new power plant project tracker – April 2008", Power in Europe, Issue 523, April 7, 2008, page 21.
  2. "Banks Pull Funding for German Coal-Fired Power Plant," Bloomberg, August 25, 2009

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