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Amer power station

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Amer power station is a 600-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Geertruidenberg, The Netherlands.

Location

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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.[1]

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.[2]

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.[1]

Plant Details

  • 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.

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