Amager power station
Amager power station is a 333-megawatt (MW) power station in Hovedstaden, Denmark.
The undated satellite photo below shows the power station in Copenhagen.
The power station originally consisted of three coal-burning units. The 70 MW unit 1 was commissioned in 1971, and the 263 MW unit 3 commissioned in 1989. Unit 2, a 91 MW unit, was retired in 2010. Unit 1 was taken offline in 2004 and converted to burn wood pellets in 2010. Unit 3 burns coal, and will be converted to biomass in the future. Unit 1 can also use coal if wood is unavailable, and both blocks can use oil to start-up and back-up.
- Sponsor: HOFOR
- Parent company:
- Location: København (Copenhagen), Amager Øst, København, Hovedstaden
- Coordinates: 55.686777, 12.627702 (exact)
- Status: Operating (Units 1 and 3), Retired (Unit 2)
- Capacity: 333 MW (Unit 1: 70 MW, Unit 3: 263 MW)
- Type: Subcritical
- Start date: 1971 (Unit 1), 1972 (Unit 2), 1989 (Unit 3)
- Coal Type: Bituminous
- Coal Source:
- Source of financing:
Resources and articles
- "Værket," HOFOR, accessed March 2016