Bouchain power station

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{{#badges: CoalSwarm}} Bouchain power station was a 500-megawatt (MW) coal- and oil-fired power station in Nord, France.


The undated satellite below shows the plant in Bouchain, Valenciennes.

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The power station originally consisted of one 250 MW oil-fired unit and one 250 coal-fired unit, commissioned in 1970. Unit-1 was retired in 1995 and Unit-2 retired in 2015.[1][2]

Project Details of unit 2

  • Sponsor: Électricité de France SA
  • Parent company: EDF Group
  • Developer:
  • Location: Bouchain, Valenciennes, Nord, France
  • Coordinates: 50.297213, 3.314945 (exact)
  • Status: Retired (2015)
  • Capacity: 250 MW
  • Start date: 1970
  • Type: Subcritical
  • Coal Type: Hard coal
  • Coal Source: Imported
  • Source of financing:

Resources and articles


  1. "Coal-Fired Plants in France," Industcards, accessed April 2016
  2. "G7 coal phase out: France," E3G, Sep 15, 2015

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