Emile-Huchet power station

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{{#badges: CoalSwarm}} Emile-Huchet power station is a 618-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Moselle, France.


The undated satellite below shows the plant in Saint-Avold, Forbach.

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The power station originally consisted of six units, commissioned from 1951 to 1981.[1]

Units 1 to 2 were retired in 1983, and unit 3 retired in 2003.[2] In 2015, E.ON reported that unit 4 (125 MW) was not operational and unit 5 (343 MW) mothballed.[3]

Unit 4 will be closed permanently in 2015, and unit 5 will be retired in 2015 due to the impact of the Industrial Emissions Directive. Only unit six (618 MW) remains operational of the first six units. E.ON is planning to run unit 6 until 2025. Additionally, E.On’s reorganization will move its fossil fuel assets into the new company Uniper starting in 2016.[4]

The power station also consists of two 414 MW combined cycle gas plants, which began operating in 2010.[3]

Project Details of unit 6

  • Sponsor: E.ON France SAS
  • Parent company: Uniper (formerly E.ON)
  • Developer:
  • Location: Saint-Avold, Forbach, Moselle, France
  • Coordinates: 49.153262, 6.70146 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Capacity: 618 MW
  • Start date: 1981
  • Type: Subcritical
  • Coal Type: Bituminous/Lignite
  • Coal Source: Imported
  • Source of financing:

Resources and articles


  1. "Coal-Fired Plants in France," Industcards, accessed April 2016
  2. "Emile-Huchet Coal Power Plant France," GEO, accessed April 2016
  3. 3.0 3.1 "E.ON Facts and Figures," E.ON SE, March 11, 2015
  4. "G7 coal phase out: France," E3G, Sep 15, 2015

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