Weisweiler power station

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Weisweiler power station, in the state of Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany, has 2,358 megawatts (MW) of generating capacity (1,958 MW coal-fired and 400 MW gas-fired).

Location

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Background on Plant

Weisweiler power station is an eight-unit coal-fired power plant, units A-H, completed between 1955 and 1975. Units A-B of 100 MW each were retired in 2000, and unit C of 134 MW and unit D of 150 MW in 2012. Units E-H of 330 MW to 630 MW each have a total capacity of 1,958 MW. The plant is owned by RWE. The power station also has 2x200 MW gas turbines upstream of units 7 and 8.[1]

Plant Details

  • Sponsor: RWE Power AG[2]
  • Parent company: RWE Aktiengesellschaft[3]
  • Location: Eschweiler, Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Coordinates: 50.839578, 6.322382 (exact)
  • Status: Operating (Units E-H), Retired (Units A-D)
  • Gross generating capacity (operating): 2,358 MW
    • Unit E: Coal-fired subcritical, 363 MW (start-up in 1965)
    • Unit F: Coal-fired subcritical, 340 MW (start-up in 1967)
    • Unit G: Coal-fired subcritical, 630 MW (start-up in 1974)
    • Unit H: Coal-fired subcritical, 625 MW (start-up in 1975)
    • Unit G_VGT: Gas-fired[2] open-cycle gas turbine[2], 200 MW[2] (start-up in 2006)[2]
    • Unit H_VGT: Gas-fired[4] open-cycle gas turbine[4], 200 MW[4] (start-up in 2006)[4]
  • Gross generating capacity (retired): 481 MW
    • Unit A: Coal-fired subcritical, 100 MW (start-up in 1955)
    • Unit B: Coal-fired subcritical, 100 MW (start-up in 1955)
    • Unit C: Coal-fired subcritical, 134 MW (start-up in 1955)
    • Unit D: Coal-fired subcritical, 147 MW (start-up in 1959)
  • Type: Subcritical
  • In service: 1955 - 1975
  • Coal type: Lignite
  • Coal source: Adjacent mines
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources

References

  1. "Weisweiler Coal Power Plant Germany," GEO, accessed April 2016
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Kraftwerksliste, ID BNA1023 Bundesnetzagentur (German Federal Network Agency), version from August 2019
  3. Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) 529900GB7KCA94ACC940 Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation, accessed January 2020
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Kraftwerksliste, ID BNA1024 Bundesnetzagentur (German Federal Network Agency), version from August 2019

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