Amer power station

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Amer power station is a 645-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Noord-Brabant, Netherlands.

Location

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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.[1]

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.[2]

Planned expansion cancelled

A 1,000-MW coal-fired unit planned to extend the site was cancelled in May 2008.[1]

Plant Details

  • 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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