Walheim power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Walheim power station is a 267-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.[1]


The map below shows the location of the power station in the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.

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The Walheim power plant was constructed by German electricity company EnBW between 1962 and 1967 by Neckarwerke Elektrizitätsversorgungs AG. Unit 1 was connected to the grid in 1964, with Unit 2 connected in 1967. During 1981-1982, a 124 MW gas turbine fuelled by light heating oil was put into operation at the Walheim power plant, bringing the total capacity to 391 MW. From 1987 to 1989, desulphurization and denitrification technologies were installed into the two coal-fired units.[2]

Due to decreased profitability and overcapacity from other plants, EnBW planned to shut down both of Walheim's units in 2014. However, the planned shutdown was prohibited by the Federal Network Agency; they mandated that the two units in Walheim had to be operational until July 4, 2016. After EnBW tried to shut down their plants again (with a proposed retirement date of 2020), the Federal Network Agency ordered the units to keep operating until March 31, 2023, at which point the units can finally retire.

Project Details

  • Sponsor: EnBW
  • Parent company: EnBW
  • Location: the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany
  • Coordinates: 49.0177, 9.1577 (exact)
  • Coal type: Hard coal
  • Coal source:
  • Gross generating capacity (operating): 267 MW
    • Unit 1: Coal-fired (unknown combustion technology), 107 MW (start-up in 1964)
    • Unit 2: Coal-fired (unknown combustion technology), 160 MW (start-up in 1967)

Articles and Resources


  1. "Kraftwerk Walheim – Wikipedia". de.wikipedia.org (in Deutsch). Retrieved 2021-06-18.
  2. "Locations | EnBW". Locations. Retrieved 2021-06-18.

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