Wachtberg power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Wachtberg power station is a 128-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.[1]


The map below shows the approximate location of the power station in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

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The Wachtberg power plant was commissioned in 1959 as a single 128 MW unit plant that provides electricity and heating to the nearby area. Little public information exists on the history, financing, or emissions technology of the plant. According to Climate Analytics, the plant is scheduled to be shut down in 2027; however, according to a recent CarbonTracker report, shut down is scheduled for 2022.[2][3]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: RWE Power AG
  • Parent company: RWE
  • Location: the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Coordinates: 50.6167, 7.1333 (approx.)
  • Coal type: Unknown
  • Coal source: Unknown
  • Gross generating capacity (operating): 128 MW
    • Unit 1: Coal-fired subcritical, 128 MW (start-up in 1959)

Articles and Resources


  1. www.proplanta.de. "Kraftwerk Frechen/Wachtberg | Maps | proplanta.de". www.proplanta.de (in Deutsch). Retrieved 2021-06-18.
  2. Climate Analytics. "EU Coal Phase Out Detailed Information". Climate Analytics. Retrieved 2021-06-18.
  3. "Carbon Tracker Initiative Company Profiles - Utilities". companyprofiles.carbontracker.org. 2020-08-01. Retrieved 2021-06-18.