Kiel power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Kiel power station is an operating power station of at least 10-megawatts (MW) in Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany with multiple units, some of which are not currently operating. It is also known as Kiel East power station.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Kiel power station Kiel, Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany 54.338671, 10.176991 (exact)

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

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Phase A: 54.338671, 10.176991
  • Unit ICCC: 54.34144, 10.17883

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology CHP Start year Retired year
Phase A retired coal - bituminous 354 supercritical 1970 2019
Unit ICCC operating[1] gas[1] 10[2] internal combustion combined cycle[2] yes[2] 2020[3]

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
Phase A Gemeinschafts Kraftwerk Kiel GmbH (GKK) [100.0%]
Unit ICCC Stadtwerke Kiel AG[1] MVV Energie AG [100.0%]


The coal-fired power plant had a gross capacity of 354 MW, with a net output of 323 MW. It was commissioned in 1970. The coal plant was expected to be closed in 2019 and replaced with a 190 MW gas plant.[4][5]

The coal plant was closed in April 2019.[6]

Proposed plant

An 800-MW extension at Kiel had been proposed. In 2008, Power in Europe reported that the project had been "postponed for three years" and that the company would "wait to see what happens with carbon capture and storage technology before proceeding with a big central plant." The newsletter noted that the project had been put on the backburner following protests.[7]

2009: Project Abandoned

According to Deutsche Umweltshilfe, the project was abandoned in 2009 due to political pressure from a new local government. Instead, assessments were being undertaken for a gas plant.[8]

Articles and Resources


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  4. "Germany's Kiel to build flexible gas power plant," Reuters, Aug 3, 2015
  5. "Uniper SE: Kiel joint-venture power to remain on the grid for an additional year," DGAP-Media, 22.02.2018
  6. "Seit Sonntag ist Kraftwerk Geschichte," Kieler Nachrichten, April 1, 2019
  7. "PiE’s new power plant project tracker – April 2008", Power in Europe, Issue 523, April 7, 2008, page 23.
  8. "Projects of coal-fired power plants in Germany since 2007," Deutsche Umwelthilfe, November 2012

Additional data

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