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Altbach Power Station

Altbach Power Station is a modern power plant of EnBW at Altbach, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It has an output capacity of 1,200 MW electricity and 560 MW heat.

Altbach Power Station
Kraftwerk Altbach 2+Kühlturm.jpg
Unit 2 of the Altbach Power Plant
CountryGermany
LocationAltbach
Coordinates48°43′03″N 9°22′30″E / 48.71750°N 9.37500°E / 48.71750; 9.37500Coordinates: 48°43′03″N 9°22′30″E / 48.71750°N 9.37500°E / 48.71750; 9.37500
Commission date1950
Owner(s)EnBW
Thermal power station
Primary fuelCoal
Power generation
Nameplate capacity1,200 MW

The first power plant in Altbach was built in 1899. The precursors of the current power plant went into service in 1950 (unit 1) and in 1956 and 1958 (units 2 and 3). Block 1 was shut down in 1982 and demolished in 1985. Blocks 2 and 3 were shut down and demolished in 1993.

Unit 1 was replaced by a new unit in 1985 and units 2 and 3 by a new unit in 1997. Both units have 250 metre tall chimneys.

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