Veltheim power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Veltheim power station is a retired 520-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.


The map below shows the location of the retired plant on the north side of the Weser in Porta Westfalica, Minden-Lübbecke.

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Background on Plant

Veltheim power station is a retired three-unit coal-fired power plant with a total capacity of 520 MW. It also has a 300 MW gas unit. The power station was owned 66.6% by E.ON Kraftwerke and 33.3% by Stadtwerke Bielefeld. In May 2010, Morgan Stanley Capital Group agreed to buy the 320-MW coal-fired set at Veltheim, thereby completing an asset divestiture agreement that E.ON reached with the EC. Unit-I was decommissioned in 2000 and Unit 2 in 2012.[1] Unit 3 was retired in 2015.[2]

Plant Details

  • Sponsor: GKW Veltheim
  • Parent company: E.ON and Stadtwerke Bielefeld
  • Location: Porta Westfalica, Minden-Lübbecke, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Coordinates: 52.190083, 8.934485 (exact)
  • Status: Retired
  • Gross capacity: 520 MW (Units 1-2: 100 MW, Unit 3: 320 MW)
  • Type: Subcritical
  • In service: 1963-1970
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Articles and resources


  1. "Coal-Fired Plants in Nordrhein-Westfalen," Industcards, accessed April 2016
  2. "Kraftwerksstilllegungsanzeigenliste der Bundesnetzagentur," Federal Network Agency, Feb 10, 2015

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