Berlin-Klingenberg power station

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{{#badges: CoalSwarm|Navbar-Germanyandcoal}} Berlin-Klingenberg power station is a 164-megawatt (MW) gas-fired plant in the Rummelsberg district of Berlin, Germany.

In 2017 the plant was converted to run only on gas.[1] Previously it was a 188-MW coal-fired power plant.


The undated satellite below shows the plant in Rummelsberg district.

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The 1927 coal plant was modernized in 1965 and 1974 before being converted to a 3 x 63 MW combined heating and power plant commissioned in 1981 to 1985. The plant was fueled by lignite coal and gas. It mainly supplied heat, and was fueled by open-pit mines in Cottbus, Germany.[2][1][3]

The plant was converted to natural gas in 2017.[1]

Proposed 800 MW plant

An 800 MW supercritical plant was proposed by Vattenfall at the site of the plant. According to Deutsche Umwelthilfe, the project was abandoned in 2009 due to local resistance. Instead, the company announced that it would pursue a new combined heating and cooling plant powered by natural gas and biomass.[4]

Plans for the biomass plant were later abandoned in favor of plans for modernizing the gas-fired part of the CHP plant by 2020, after which the lignite part of the plant will be closed.[1]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Vattenfall[1]
  • Parent company: Vattenfall[1]
  • Location: Berlin, state of Berlin, Germany
  • Coordinates: 52.48890, 13.49680 (exact)[5]
  • Gross capacity (operating): 164 MW
    • Steam turbine unit: 164 MW (start-up 1981)[6]

Articles and Resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 "Klingenberg CHP plant," Vattenfall, accessed Nov 2017
  2. "Kraftwerk Klingenberg," Wikipedia (Germany), accessed January 2013
  3. "Vattenfall's opportunity," Greenpeace, April 15, 2015
  4. "Projects of coal-fired power plants in Germany since 2007," Deutsche Umwelthilfe, November 2012
  5. Klingenberg CHP Coal Power Plant Global Energy Observatory
  6. FRESNA (FIAS Renewable Energy Systems & Network Analysis) version 4.1 (July 2019)

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