Peronnes power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Peronnes power station is a retired 125-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in the town of Péronnes, Hainaut Province, Belgium.[1]


The map below shows the location of the power station in Hainaut Province, Belgium.

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The Péronnes Power Station was built adjacent to a coal mine of the same name and began operating in 1960. The coal mine, funded by the Marshall Plan, was built in 1929 and performed washing and storing services for coal as well.[2] The power plant and the coal mine's operations were suspended in 1999, and the electricity-generating parts of the plant were demolished in 2001.

The decontamination and recovery company Spaque cleaned up the area after retirement and found high levels of chromium, zinc, mineral oils, and aromatic and polycyclic hydrocarbons (PAH) in the area.[1] From 2006 onwards the site has been managed by the Péronnes city government.[3]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Engie Electrabel
  • Parent company: Engie
  • Location: Hainaut Province, Belgium
  • Coordinates: 50.6381, 5.5688 (exact)
  • Coal type: Unknown
  • Coal source:
  • Gross generating capacity (retired): 125 MW
    • Unit 1: Coal-fired subcritical, 125 MW (start-up in 1960)

Articles and Resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 Spaque. "Centrale électrique de Péronnes | SPAQUE" (in français). Retrieved 2021-05-20.
  2. Morabito, Alessandro; Spriet, Jan; Vagnoni, Elena; Hendrick, Patrick (2020-08-03). "Underground Pumped Storage Hydropower Case Studies in Belgium: Perspectives and Challenges". Energies. 13 (15): 4000. doi:10.3390/en13154000. ISSN 1996-1073.
  3. Spaque. "La centrale électrique de Péronnes". Spaque. Retrieved May 20, 2021.