Wilhelmshaven power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Wilhelmshaven power station is a 788-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Lower Saxony, Germany.

The coal plant is planned to close by December 2021, as part of the country's 2038 coal phase-out.[1]


The map below shows the location of the plant in Wilhelmshaven.

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Background on Plant

Wilhelmshaven power station is a one-unit coal-fired power plant with a total capacity of 788.1 MW. The plant was completed in 1976, and is owned by E.On.[2]

Proposed plant

There was a proposal by E.ON Kraftwerke to build a 550 megawatt unit at the power station with a notional commissioning date of 2014. Power in Europe reported that "planning will be complete by the end of 2008, with construction beginning as early as 2010."[3] The plant was canceled in 2010.[4][5]

Articles and Resources


  1. "Germany awards second round of permits to close hard coal plants". www.euractiv.com. 2021-04-02. Retrieved 2021-04-09.
  2. "Wilhelmshaven Power Station," E.ON, accessed April 2016
  3. "PiE’s new power plant project tracker – April 2008", Power in Europe, Issue 523, April 7, 2008, page 23.
  4. "Two more coal power plant projects fall through in Germany" Power Engineering, May 4, 2012.
  5. "Projects of coal-fired power plants in Germany since 2007," Deutsche Umwelthilfe, November 2012

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