Altbach power station

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Altbach power station is a 807.5-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.

Location

The undated satellite below shows the plant in Altbach, Esslingen.

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Background

The first power plant in Altbach was built in 1899. The precursors of the current power plant went into service in 1950 (unit 1) and in 1956 and 1958 (units 2 and 3). Block 1 was shut down in 1982 and demolished in 1985. Blocks 2 and 3 were shut down and demolished in 1993. Block 4 is a 200 MW gas-fired unit. Unit 1 was replaced by a new coal unit in 1985 (unit 5) and units 2 and 3 by a new unit in 1997 (known as Altbach-2). The plant is owned and operated by EnBW AG.[1]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Energie Baden-Württemberg
  • Parent company: EnBW AG
  • Developer:
  • Location: Altbach, Esslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany
  • Coordinates: 48.717185, 9.37079 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Capacity: 807.5 MW (Unit 5: 460 MW, Altbach-2: 347.5 MW)
  • Start date: 1985 (Unit 5), 1997 (Altbach-2)
  • Type: Subcritical
  • Coal Type: Bituminous
  • Coal Source:
  • Source of financing:

Resources and articles

References

  1. "Coal-Fired Plants in Germany," Industcards, accessed April 2016

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