Heilbronn power station

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{{#badges: CoalSwarm|Navbar-Germanyandcoal}} Heilbronn Power Station is a 1,066-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.


The undated satellite below shows the plant in Heilbronn.

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The power station was first commissioned in 1923. Of the original seven units, three are still in operation. Units 5-6 of 125 MW each were commissioned in 1965-66. Unit 7 of 816 MW was commissioned in 1985.[1][2]

Expansion proposal cancelled

ENBW had proposed to add additional installed capacity of 750 megawatts coal-fired and 400 megawatts of gas-fired capacity. In June 2006, ENBW announced that the "preliminary planning for a new power plant on the Heilbronn site would not be continued for the imminent investment cycle". Prof. Dr. Thomas Hartkopf, the Chief Technical Officer of EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG stated in a media release that "difficult supply with power plant gas on the Heilbronn site and the resulting unfavourable economic aspects of a new combined gas and steam turbine plant, as well as the special situation at the Neckar site, which leads to comparatively high logistical costs for the supply of coal."[3]

Articles and Resources


  1. "Heilbronn Coal CHP Power Plant Germany," GEO, accessed April 2016
  2. "Heilbronn thermal power station," ENDW, accessed April 2016
  3. ENBW, "Site assessment completed for the construction of new power plants: Heilbronn will continue to be an important power plant site in the future for EnBW", Media Release, June 29, 2006.

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