Schwarze Pumpe power station
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Schwarze Pumpe power station is a 1,600-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Brandenburg, Germany.
The map below shows the location of the plant in Spremberg, Spree-Neiße.
Background on Plant
CCS test plant
Starting in 2006, there was a 30 MW carbon capture and storage test plant at the site. On May 6 2014, Vattenfall announced that it was discontinuing all research into CCS because they found its costs and the energy it requires makes the technology unviable.
In 2009, the Environmental Defense Fund reported plans for a "lignite-fired power plant to replace obsolete unit at Schwarze Pumpe (Bradenburg)".
The new plant was never built.
- Sponsor: Vattenfall Europe AG
- Parent company: Vattenfall Group
- Location: Spremberg, Spree-Neiße, Brandenburg, Germany
- Coordinates: 51.537855, 14.353492 (exact)
- Status: Operating
- Gross capacity: 1,600 MW (Units 1&2: MW)
- Type: Supercritical
- In service: 1997-1998
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- Source of financing:
Articles and resources
- "Schwarze Pumpe power station". Siemens. 2005-07-07. Retrieved 2008-03-01.
- "Schwarze Pumpe Fact Sheet: Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage Project," MIT, updated Feb 12, 2016
- "Coal-Fired Plants Financed by International Public Investment Institutions Since 1994", Appendix to Foreclosing the Future: Coal, Climate and International Public Finance: Investment in coal-fired power plants hinders the fight against global warming, Environmental Defense, April 2009.