Lucy-3 power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Lucy-3 power station was a 270-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Saône-et-Loire, France. It was retired in 2014.


The undated satellite below shows the plant in Montceau-les-Mines, Chalon-sur-Saône.

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According to Industcards, the first power plant at the site was commissioned in 1919 with 12 Babcock boilers totaling 5 MW. In 1920, a 10-MW unit and a 15-MW unit were added to Lucy-I and the original steam set was replaced in 1935 with an 18-MW unit. In 1943. Lucy-II was launched with two 40-MW sets. In 1971, the 270 MW Lucy-III was commissioned and turned over to Societe de Chauffe de Combustibles de Reparations et d'Appareilages (SOCCRAM) in 1977. In 1995, the plant and associated mine was turned over to Charbonnages de France. All local mining stopped in 2000 and E.ON (now Uniper) acquired the plant in 2008. The boiler at one time burned hard coal, brown coal, and pet coke. The unit later used blended imported coal.[1]

It was retired in April 2014.[2]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: E.On France SAS
  • Parent company: Uniper (formerly E.ON)
  • Developer:
  • Location: Montceau-les-Mines, Chalon-sur-Saône, Saône-et-Loire, France
  • Coordinates: 46.667678, 4.349647 (exact)
  • Status: Retired (2014)
  • Capacity: 270 MW
  • Start date: 1971
  • Type: Subcritical
  • Coal Type: Bituminous/Lignite
  • 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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