La Maxe power station

From Global Energy Monitor

La Maxe power station was a 500-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Moselle, France. It was retired in 2015.


The undated satellite below shows the plant in Woippy, Metz-Campagne.

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The coal-fired power station consisted of two 250 MW units, commissioned in 1971.[1]

The two units ceased operations in April 2015.[2]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Électricité de France SA
  • Parent company: EDF Group
  • Developer:
  • Location: Woippy, Metz-Campagne, Moselle, France
  • Coordinates: 49.157327, 6.190328 (exact)
  • Status: Retired (2015)
  • Capacity: 500 MW (Units 1&2: 250 MW)
  • Start date: 1971
  • Type: Subcritical
  • Coal Type: Bituminous
  • Coal Source: Imported
  • Source of financing:

Resources and articles


  1. "Coal-Fired Plants in France," Industcards, accessed April 2016
  2. "G7 coal phase out: France," E3G, Sep 15, 2015

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