Altbach power station

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


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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


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

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