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Kiel Power Station is a 354-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. It will be closed in 2018 and replaced with a gas plant.

An 800-MW extension at Kiel was cancelled in July 2009.


The undated satellite below shows the plant in Kiel.

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The coal-fired power plant has a gross capacity of 354 MW, with a net output of 323 MW. It was commissioned in 1970. The coal plant will be closed in 2018 and replaced with a 190 MW gas plant.[1]

Proposed plant

In 2008, Power in Europe reported that the project had been "postponed for three years" and that the company would "wait to see what happens with carbon capture and storage technology before proceeding with a big central plant." The newsletter noted that the project had been put on the backburner following protests.[2]

2009: Project Abandoned

According to Deutsche Umweltshilfe, the project was abandoned in 2009 due to political pressure from a new local government. Instead, assessments were being undertaken for a gas plant.[3]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Gemeinschafts Kraftwerk Kiel
  • Parent company: E.ON, Stadtwerke Bielefeld
  • Developer:
  • Location: Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
  • Coordinates: 54.338671, 10.176991 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Capacity: 354 MW
  • Start date: 1970
  • Type: Supercritical
  • Coal Type: Bituminous
  • Coal Source:
  • Source of financing:

Articles and Resources


  1. "Germany's Kiel to build flexible gas power plant," Reuters, Aug 3, 2015
  2. "PiE’s new power plant project tracker – April 2008", Power in Europe, Issue 523, April 7, 2008, page 23.
  3. "Projects of coal-fired power plants in Germany since 2007," Deutsche Umwelthilfe, November 2012

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