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RWE to close 2.8 GW of lignite by end of 2022

Power

16 Jan 2020 09:45

Photo: Pexels

Photo: Pexels

16 Jan 2020 09:45

(Montel) RWE will shoulder all of the initial lignite plant closures until the end of 2022, totalling eight units with a total capacity of 2,820 MW, under the country’s coal exit plan, the German government said on Thursday.

The utility would close one 300 MW unit by the of this year, followed by three 300 MW plants in 2021, a schedule presented by energy minister Peter Altmaier showed.

In 2022, another 300 MW unit, one unit of 120 MW and two units totalling 600 MW each would follow.

The initial wave should see closures at RWE’s sites in Niederaussem and Neurath, with the firm allowed to pick the individual blocks, the list released by the ministry showed. 

The closures would reduce overall installed lignite capacity in the country to 15 GW by the end of 2022, compared to current installed capacity of 18.9 GW, according to official data.

LIST OF CLOSURES
Owner Name MW Closing Year Additional info Federal State Start-up Year
RWE Neurath E 600 2022 December Nordrhein-Westfalen 1976
RWE Neurath D 600 2022 December Nordrhein-Westfalen 1975
RWE Frechen 120 2021 December  Nordrhein-Westfalen  1959
RWE Weisweiler E  300 2020-2022
Nordrhein-Westfalen  1965
RWE Niederaußem D 300 2020 December Nordrhein-Westfalen 1968
RWE Niederaußem C 300 2021 December Nordrhein-Westfalen 1965
RWE Neurath B 300 2021 December Nordrhein-Westfalen 1972
RWE Neurath A 300 2022 April Nordrhein-Westfalen 1972
RWE Weisweiler F 300 2025 January Nordrhein-Westfalen 1967
Leag Jänschwalde A 500 2025 Security Reserve Brandenburg 1981
Leag Jänschwalde B 500 2027 Security Reserve Brandenburg 1982
RWE Weisweiler G 600 2028 April  Nordrhein-Westfalen 1974
Leag Jänschwalde D 500 2028 Brandenburg 1985
Leag Jänschwalde C 500 2028 Brandenburg 1984
RWE Weisweiler H 600 2029 April Nordrhein-Westfalen 1975
RWE Niederaußem H 600 2029 Security Reserve Nordrhein-Westfalen 1974
RWE Niederaußem G 600 2029 Nordrhein-Westfalen 1974
Leag Boxberg P 500 2029 Sachsen 1980
Leag Boxberg N 500 2029 Sachsen 1979
Uniper Schkopau B 450 2034 Sachsen-Anhalt 1996
Uniper Schkopau A 450 2034 Sachsen-Anhalt 1996
EnBW Lippendorf S 875 2035 Sachsen 1999
Leag Lippendorf R 875 2035 Sachsen 2000
RWE Niederaußem K 1000 2038 Nordrhein-Westfalen 2002
Leag Boxberg R 640 2038 Sachsen 2012
Leag Boxberg Q 860 2038 Sachsen 2000
RWE Neurath F (BoA 2) 1000 2038 Nordrhein-Westfalen 2012
RWE Neurath G (BoA 3) 1000 2038 Nordrhein-Westfalen 2012
Leag Schwarze Pumpe B 750 2038 Brandenburg 1998
Leag Schwarze Pumpe A 750 2038 Brandenburg 1997

Updates original story published at 09:59 CET with specific details of plant closures and table.
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