München Nord power station

From Global Energy Monitor

München Nord power station is an operating power station of at least 365-megawatts (MW) in Unterföhring, München District, Bayern, Germany with multiple units, some of which are not currently operating.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
München Nord power station Unterföhring, München District, Bayern, Germany 48.1812, 11.6398 (exact)

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

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Unit 2: 48.18117, 11.6398

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology CHP Start year Retired year
Unit 2 shelved[1] gas[1] 365 MW[1] - yes[1] - -

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 2 Stadtwerke München GmbH Stadtwerke München GmbH

Unit-level fuel conversion details:

Unit 2: Planned conversion from coal - bituminous to gas was shelved.


  • Source of financing:


The power station consists of a 365 MW subcritical coal plant commissioned in 1991.[2] Plans for the conversion of the power station to be run on natural gas were announced in 2021, but the gas crisis resulting from the invasion of Ukraine has resulted in this date being pushed back.[3] The plant may be retired in favor of gas energy generation by 2023.[4]

Articles and Resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 https://web.archive.org/web/20220517151401/https://www.bayern-innovativ.de/en/page/stadtwerke-muenchen-reconsiders-rapid-phase-out-of-coal-use. Archived from the original on 2022-05-17. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. "Munchen Nord CHP Power Plant Germany," GEO, accessed April 2016
  3. Irmengard Gnau. "München: SWM wollen Umstellung des Kohleblocks auf Gas verschieben". Süddeutsche.de (in Deutsch). Retrieved 2022-11-01.
  4. "2022 – ein bedeutendes Jahr für München: 90% Ökostrom, Abschied von Kohle und Kernenergie," Swm, January 18, 2022

Additional data

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