Weiher-3 power station
|This article is part of the CoalSwarm coverage of Germany and coal.|
Weiher-3 power station, also known as the Quierschied-Weiher Power Station, is a 724-megawatt (MW) coal plant in Saarland, Germany.
In November 2016, plant owner Steag GmbH said it plans to mothball nearly a third of its German power generation capacity, including Weiher-3, citing a massive decline in wholesale prices.
The map below shows the plant in Quierschied, Saarbrücken.
800 MW Expansion Proposal Abandoned
According to Deutsche Umweltshilfe, a proposal to build an 800 MW expansion at the same location was abandoned without statement of reasons in 2007.
Articles and Resources
- "Steag to switch off about a third of German power plants," Reuters, Nov 2, 2016
- Weiher power plant, Steag.com, accessed January 2013
- "Projects of coal-fired power plants in Germany since 2007," Deutsche Umwelthilfe, November 2012