Lippendorf Power Station

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Lippendorf Power Station
Lippendorf Kraftwerk.jpg
Lippendorf new power station
Lippendorf Power Station is located in Germany
Lippendorf Power Station
Location of Lippendorf Power Station
Country Germany
Location Lippendorf, Neukieritzsch, Saxony,
Coordinates 51°11′07″N 12°22′40″E / 51.18528°N 12.37778°E / 51.18528; 12.37778Coordinates: 51°11′07″N 12°22′40″E / 51.18528°N 12.37778°E / 51.18528; 12.37778
Status Operational
Construction began 1964 (old power station)
1997 (new power station)
Commission date 1968 (old power station)
2000 (new power station)
Decommission date 2000 (old power station)
Owner(s) Vattenfall Europe
Power generation
Primary fuel lignite
Units operational 4 X 400 MW (old power station)
1 X 200 MW (old power station)
2 X 933 MW (new power station)
Make and model ABB
Nameplate capacity 1866
Thermal capacity 300 MW (new power station)

Lippendorf Power Station is a lignite-fired power station in Lippendorf, which is located in the municipality of Neukieritzsch, near Leipzig in Saxony, Germany. The power plant is owned and operated by Vattenfall Europe.

Old power station[edit]

The Lippendorf old power station was built between 1964 and 1968. It generated 1,800 megawatts (MW) having four units by 400 MW and one by 200 MW.[citation needed] The old power station was decommissioned in 2000 when the new power station became operational.[1]

The power station had a 300 metres (980 ft) tall flue gas stack, which was built in 1967 and dismantled in 2005.[citation needed]


Lippendorf Power Station was replaced between 1997 and 2000 by a modern power plant, which has two units by the capacity of 933 MW each.[2] The plant also has a district heating capability of 300 MW. The plant was the biggest private building project in Saxony.[3]


  1. ^ Jeffrey H. Michel (October 2000). "Eastern German improvements in air quality: win or draw?". Heuersdorf Online. Retrieved 2008-03-01. 
  2. ^ "Co-combustion in VE-G power plants" (PDF). Vattenfall. Retrieved 2008-03-01. 
  3. ^ "Lippendorf Lignite power plant, Germany". Power Technology. Retrieved 2008-03-01. 
Preceded by
Chimney of ASARCO
World's tallest chimney
300 m (984 ft)

Succeeded by
Chimney of Mitchell Power Plant