Datteln Power Station
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Datteln Power Station was a 319-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station owned by E.ON Kraftwerke in Datteln, Germany.
It is the site of a proposed new 1,100 MW coal plant.
The undated satellite below shows the site of the retired plant in Datteln.
The original power plant consisted of three units, units 1 to 3, commissioned in 1964, 1965 and 1969. They were retired in 2014.
Unit 4 expansion
Unit 4 is a proposed 1,100 MW coal plant at the power station, to replace units 1-3. After the announcement, Friends of the Earth International filed a lawsuit in hopes of stopping its construction. In July 2006 Power in Europe reported that E.ON decided to proceed with the proposal with construction slated to begin at the end of 2006. A year later the newsletter reported that the company had requested tenders for bids for “specialist building works” to take place May 2008-May 2010.
In 2011 E.ON Kraftwerke reported that the plant was set to begin operation by the end of 2013. However, Germany's federal administrative court in 2010 decided in favor of a regional court ruling against construction of the plant. As of 2011 local planners in favor of the plant were seeking to change procedures.
In December 2015 EON plant said it expected to receive approval by the district government of Muenster to build and operate the Datteln-4 hard-coal plant by January 2016. It may be built within two years of getting its permits.
Articles and Resources
- "E.ON Facts & Figures," E.ON, March 2015
- "Germany: successfully stopping coal-fired power plants" Friends of the Earth International, accessed October 3, 2012.
- "PiE’s new power plant project tracker – April 2008", Power in Europe, Issue 523, April 7, 2008, page 19.
- "FACTBOX-Controversial German coal-fired power plant projects" Reuters, March 10, 2012.
- "This €1 Billion Power Plant May Never Be Switched on," Bloomberg, Dec 22, 2015