Ruien power station
From Global Energy Monitor
|This article is part of the CoalSwarm coverage of Belgium and coal.|
Ruien power station was a 560-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in East Flanders province, Belgium.
The undated satellite photo below shows the power station in Kluisbergen, on the Scheldt 10km upstream from Oudenaarde.
Ruien coal-fired units 3-4 of 130 MW each were retired in 2012, and unit 5 of 300 MW in 2013. The plant was owned by GDF Suez, which later became Engie. The units could fire up to 18% biomass.
- Sponsor: Electrabel
- Parent company: Engie
- Location: Kluisbergen, East Flanders province, Belgium
- Coordinates: 50.78342, 3.4883854 (exact)
- Status: Retired
- Capacity: 130 MW (Unit 3), 130 MW (Unit 4), 300 MW (Unit 4)
- Type: Subcritical
- Start date: 1966 (Unit 3), 1967 (Unit 4), 1970 (Unit 5)
- Retired date: 2012 (Units 3-4), 2013 (Unit 5)
- Coal Type: Bituminous
- Coal Source:
- Source of financing:
Resources and articles
- ↑ "2012 Annual Results," GDF Suez, Feb 28, 2013
- ↑ "Sustainable biomass for large power generation," IEA Co-firing conference, Copenhague, 27 March 2012