Voerde power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Voerde power station is a 1,522-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

It is located next to the 712 MW Voerde West power station.

The plant was retired at the end of March 2017.[1][2]


The map below shows the location of the plant in Voerde, Wesel.

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Background on Plant

Voerde power station is a two-unit coal-fired power plant with a total capacity of 1,522 MW. The plant was completed between 1982 and 1985, and is owned by KSBG. It is located next to the 712 MW Voerde West power station.[3]

Plant Details

  • Sponsor: STEAG GmbH
  • Parent company: KSBG
  • Location: Voerde, Wesel, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Coordinates: 51.579097, 6.68588 (exact)
  • Status: Retired March 2017
  • Gross capacity: 1,522 MW (Units 1&2: 761 MW)
  • Type: Subcritical
  • In service: 1982-1985
  • Coal type:
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  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. Weixin Zha and Rachel Morison, "More German Coal Plants Face Early Retirement as Profit Dwindles," Bloomberg Markets, September 30, 2016
  2. Kraftwerk der Steag in Voerde ist geschichte," WAZ, 1 April 20117
  3. "Coal-Fired Plants in Nordrhein-Westfalen," Industcards, accessed April 2016

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