Mellach power station

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Mellach power station is an 838-megawatt (MW) gas-fired power plant in Steiermark, Austria.

Its 246 MW of coal-fired capacity was retired in 2020.


The undated satellite photo below shows the power station in Duernrohr.

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The 246 MW subcritical coal plant was put into operation in 1986. The addition of two 425-MW CCGT blocks at Mellach was approved in May 2008.[1]

The 246 MW coal unit is planned for retirement in 2020.[2] It was retired in April 2020.[3]

In 2019 Verbund launched the "Hotflex" pilot plant at this site in cooperation with Graz University of Technology and Sunfire to research hydrogen power. [4]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Verbund Thermal Power GmbH & Co KG[5]
  • Parent company: Verbund AG[6]
  • Location: Mellach, Graz-Umgebung, Styria, Austria
  • Coordinates: 46.90819, 15.492306 (exact)
  • Gross generating capacity (operating): 838 MW
    • Unit 10: Gas-fired[1] combined cycle[5] with CHP[1], 421 MW[1] (start-up in 2012)[7]
    • Unit 20: Gas-fired[8] combined cycle[5] with CHP[8], 417 MW[8] (start-up in 2012)[9]

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