Veltheim power station
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Veltheim power station is a retired 520-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
The map below shows the location of the retired plant on the north side of the Weser in Porta Westfalica, Minden-Lübbecke.
Background on Plant
Veltheim power station is a retired three-unit coal-fired power plant with a total capacity of 520 MW. It also has a 300 MW gas unit. The power station was owned 66.6% by E.ON Kraftwerke and 33.3% by Stadtwerke Bielefeld. In May 2010, Morgan Stanley Capital Group agreed to buy the 320-MW coal-fired set at Veltheim, thereby completing an asset divestiture agreement that E.ON reached with the EC. Unit-I was decommissioned in 2000 and Unit 2 in 2012. Unit 3 was retired in 2015.
- Sponsor: GKW Veltheim
- Parent company: E.ON and Stadtwerke Bielefeld
- Location: Porta Westfalica, Minden-Lübbecke, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
- Coordinates: 52.190083, 8.934485 (exact)
- Status: Retired
- Gross capacity: 520 MW (Units 1-2: 100 MW, Unit 3: 320 MW)
- Type: Subcritical
- In service: 1963-1970
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Articles and resources
- "Coal-Fired Plants in Nordrhein-Westfalen," Industcards, accessed April 2016
- "Kraftwerksstilllegungsanzeigenliste der Bundesnetzagentur," Federal Network Agency, Feb 10, 2015