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Lippendorf power station

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Lippendorf power station is an 1,866-megawatt (MW) power station in Saxony, Germany.

Location

The undated satellite below shows the plant near Leipzig.

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Background

The Lippendorf old power station was built between 1964 and 1968. It generated 600 megawatts (MW).[1]

The 600 MW power station was replaced between 1999 and 2000 by a new plant, which has two units with capacity of 933 MW each, known as units R and S. The new 933 MW R and S units replaced the former 600 MW Lippendorf plant, as well as the 840 MW Thierback power plant at Espenhain-Thierbach, Germany.[2][3]

The Lippendorf plant is co-owned by Vattenfall and EnBw, and fueled by lignite coal.[3]

Coal supply

The fuel for running the plant is guaranteed by long-term supply contracts with central German lignite producers Vereinigte Mitteldeutsche Braunkohlenwerke AG (MIBRAG). Heuersdorf, a village of 320 people, was relocated, as it was on the proposed site for the opencast brown coal mine that was to supply the new Lippendorf power station.[2]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Vattenfall Europe AG, EnBw
  • Parent company: Vattenfall, EnBw
  • Developer:
  • Location: Böhlen, Leipzig, Sachsen (Saxony), Germany
  • Coordinates: 51.184537, 12.372852 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Capacity: 1,866 MW (Units R&S: 933 MW)
  • Start date: 1999-2000
  • Type: Supercritical
  • Coal Type: Lignite
  • Coal Source: Domestic
  • Source of financing:

Articles and Resources

Sources

  1. Jeffrey H. Michel (October 2000). "Eastern German improvements in air quality: win or draw?", Heuersdorf Online. Retrieved on 2016-04-09. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Lippendorf Power Plant, Germany," Power Tech, accessed April 2016
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Coal-Fired Plants in Germany: Sachsen and Sachsen-Anhalt," Industcards, accessed April 2016

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