Amer power station
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Amer power station is a 600-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Geertruidenberg, The Netherlands.
The map below shows the location of the plant in Geertruidenberg.
Background on Plant
Amer power station was a two-unit coal-fired power plant, Amer 8 and 9, with a total capacity of 1,245 MW. The units were completed between 1981 and 1994, and owned by RWE. The subcritical Amer 8 (645 MW) unit was closed at the end of 2015.
Amer 9 (600 MW) is planned for retirement by 2025. RWE says it wants "to reduce CO2-emissions of Amer 9 by increasing co-firing of biomass up to 50%" before 2020 and up to 100% before 2025.
Unit 9 of the plant is currently powered by 50% coal, 40% wood pellets and 10% wood gas. The wood gas is provided by the onsite woodgasgenerator that processes 100.000 tons recycled wood annualy
Planned expansion cancelled
A 1,000-MW coal-fired unit planned to extend the site was cancelled in May 2008.
- Sponsor: RWE Generation SE
- Parent company: RWE
- Plant Nameplate Capacity: 1245 MW
- Units and In-Service Dates: Unit 8: 645 MW (1980), Unit 9: 600 MW (1993)
- Location: Geertruidenberg, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
- GPS Coordinates: 51.709806, 4.843661 (exact)
- Type: Supercritical
- Coal Type: Bituminous
- Coal Consumption:
- Coal Source:
- Unit Retirements: Unit 8 was retired in 2015, Unit 9 scheduled for complete conversion to biomass before 2025.
Articles and resources
- "Coal-Fired Plants in the Netherlands," Industcards, accessed April 2016
- "Comprehensive approach to energy transition needed," RWE, Apr 9, 2016