Großkrotzenburg Power Station

Großkrotzenburg Power Station (German: Kraftwerk Staudinger) is a modern coal-fired thermal power station in Großkrotzenburg, Hesse, east of Frankfurt, Germany. It comprises five units with a total capacity of approximately 1900 MW. The units were built between 1965 and 1992. Units 1-3 were decommissioned in 2012 and 2013. A characteristic of this power station is the fact that the most recently built unit, Unit 5, does not have a waste gas flue. Instead, the desulphurised flue gases are expelled using the updraught from the existing cooling towers. The power station is operated by Uniper.

Großkrotzenburg Power Station
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Großkrotzenburg power station from air
Coordinates50°05′17″N 8°57′08″E / 50.08806°N 8.95222°E / 50.08806; 8.95222Coordinates: 50°05′17″N 8°57′08″E / 50.08806°N 8.95222°E / 50.08806; 8.95222
Commission date1977; 1992
Thermal power station
Primary fuelCoal
Power generation
Units operational2
Nameplate capacity1132 MW
External links
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Technical InformationEdit

Großkrotenzburg Power Station consists of 5 units, of which only Unit 5 is operated regularly. A 6th unit was planned, but was cancelled in 2012 for economic reasons.

Thermal Units of Großkrotenzburg Power Station[1]
Unit Fuel Net Output Commissioned Decommissioned Purpose
1 Coal 246 MW 1965 2012 (Kept in reserve for district heating until April 30 2013) Load Following, District Heating
2 Coal 249 MW 1965 2001 (Cold reserve until 2012)
Load Following, District Heating
3 Coal 293 MW 1970 2012 Load Following
4 Natural Gas, Heating Oil 622 MW 1977 2012 (In Federal Network Agency reserve until 2018) Peak Load
5 Coal 510 MW 1992 Still in Service Base Load, District Heating
6 Coal 1055 MW Cancelled Base Load, District Heating

External linksEdit


  1. ^ "Kraftwerk Staudinger". Uniper (in German). Retrieved 2019-09-02.