St Andrae power station

From Global Energy Monitor

St Andrae power station is a retired 192-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Wolfsberg, the state of Carinthia, Austria.[1]


The map below shows the location of the power station in Wolfsberg, the state of Carinthia, Austria.

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The St. Andrae power station was constructed in 1996 as a coal-fuelled thermal plant by Verbund Austrian Hydropower. It was meant to be shut down in mid-2001; however, after a successful trial operation at the plant where biomass and other, cleaner, derived fuels were burned instead of coal, the Supervisory Board of the VERBUND subsidiary Draukraft voted to extend the plant's operations until 2003.[2] After the facility's operations were suspended suspended in 2003, the plant was placed on standby operation from 2004 onwards.[3]

A number of other coal and oil-fired power plants were closed after that. In 2010, Austria announced their intent to replace these plants' capacities with a combined heat and power (CHP) plant that would be gas-fired. Compared to the closed power plants, the Austrian government estimated that this new CHP plant would reduce two million tonnes of CO2 emissions during its lifetime.[4]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Verbund Austrian Hydropower AG
  • Parent company: Verbund
  • Location: Wolfsberg, the state of Carinthia, Austria
  • Coordinates: 46.7500, 14.8167 (exact)
  • Coal type: Lignite
  • Coal source:
  • Gross generating capacity (retired): 192 MW
    • Unit 1: Coal-fired (unknown combustion technology), 68 MW (start-up in 1996)
    • Unit 2: Coal-fired (unknown combustion technology), 124 MW (start-up in 1996)

Articles and Resources


  1. "Europe Beyond Coal Database". Europe Beyond Coal. Retrieved 2021-05-19.
  2. "VERBUND power plant St. Andrae continues operation until 2003". Verbund. April 5, 2001. Retrieved 2021-05-19.
  3. "ATP: New Structural Program - VERBUND". Verbund. November 20, 2003. Retrieved 2021-05-19.
  4. European Commission (March 24, 2010). "Investment Aid for co-generation of electricity and heat (CHP) – Mellach of Verbund Austrian Thermal Power GmbH and Co KG" (PDF). EU. Retrieved May 19, 2021. line feed character in |title= at position 76 (help)