Amer power station
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Amer power station is a 645-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Noord-Brabant, Netherlands.
The map below shows the location of the plant in Geertruidenberg.
Background on Plant
Amer power station was a two-unit coal-fired power plant, Amer 8 and 9, with a total capacity of 1,245 MW. The units were completed between 1981 and 1994, and owned by RWE. The subcritical Amer 8 (600 MW) unit was closed at the end of 2015.
Amer 9 (645 MW) is planned for retirement by 2020. RWE says it wants "to reduce CO2-emissions of Amer 9 by increasing co-firing of biomass up to 50%" before 2020.
Planned expansion cancelled
A 1,000-MW coal-fired unit planned to extend the site was cancelled in May 2008.
- Sponsor: RWE Generation SE
- Parent company: RWE
- Location: Geertruidenberg, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
- Coordinates: 51.709806, 4.843661 (exact)
- Status: Operating
- Gross capacity: 645 MW
- Type: Supercritical
- In service: 1994
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Articles and resources
- "Coal-Fired Plants in the Netherlands," Industcards, accessed April 2016
- "Comprehensive approach to energy transition needed," RWE, Apr 9, 2016