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Kladno Power Station

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The Kladno power station is a 406-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station near Prague in the Czech Republic.

Location

The undated satellite photo below shows the power station in Kladno.

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Background

The power station consists of two subcritical coal units of 135.3 MW each that began operating in 2000, and a 28 MW and 6.3 MW coal unit that were retired in 2014. The plant also contains two gas turbines.[1][2]

Expansion

In 2011 construction began on a new 135 MW coal unit at the plant, known as K7, which went into operation in 2014. The new unit replaced the power station's first two units of 34.3 MW, which would no longer meet the new EU guidelines on CO2 emissions that came into force on January 1, 2016.[3]

The plant now contains three 135.3 MW coal-burning units,[4] for a combined capacity of 406 MW.[5]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Alpiq Generation
  • Parent company:
  • Developer: Kraftanlagen Power Plants
  • Location: Kladno, Czech Republic
  • Coordinates: 50.15341,14.1285 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Capacity: 406 MW (3 x 135.3 MW)
  • Type: Subcritical
  • Start date: 2000, 2014
  • Coal Type: Hard coal
  • Coal Source:
  • Source of financing: Alpiq Energy AG

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References

  1. "Coal- and Lignite-Fired Plants in the Czech Republic," Industcards, accessed March 2016
  2. "Coal-Fired Plants Financed by International Public Investment Institutions Since 1994", Appendix to Foreclosing the Future: Coal, Climate and International Public Finance: Investment in coal-fired power plants hinders the fight against global warming, Environmental Defense, April 2009.
  3. "Kladno power plant: new block in commercial operation," Alpiq, Jan 15, 2014.
  4. "Kladno CHP Thermal Power Plant Czech," GEO, accessed May 2014.
  5. "Kladno thermal power station," Kladno, accessed May 2014.

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