Provence power station
Provence power station is a 600-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Bouches-du-Rhône, France. It is also known as the Gardanne power station.
The undated satellite below shows the plant in Meyreuil, Aix-en-Provence.
The coal-fired power station originally consisted of three 55 MW units, commissioned in 1958 and retired in 1981. One 250 unit and one 600 MW unit, both coal-fired and referred to as units 4 and 5, were commissioned in 1967 and 1984, respectively.
Unit 4 was converted to a 170 MW unit fueled by biomass in 2015. The coal-fired unit 5 is planned to run until 2025.
Project Details of unit 5
- Sponsor: E.ON France SAS
- Parent company: Uniper (formerly E.ON)
- Location: Meyreuil, Aix-en-Provence, Bouches-du-Rhône, France
- Coordinates: 43.469475, 5.487544 (exact)
- Status: Operating
- Capacity: 600 MW
- Start date: 1984
- Type: Subcritical
- Coal Type: Sub-bituminous
- Coal Source: Imported
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