Frimmersdorf Power Station

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Frimmersdorf Power Station
Power Station Frimmersorf
Frimmersdorf Power Station is located in Germany
Frimmersdorf Power Station
Location of Frimmersdorf Power Station in Germany
Country Germany
Location Grevenbroich
Coordinates 51°03′23″N 6°34′37″E / 51.05639°N 6.57694°E / 51.05639; 6.57694Coordinates: 51°03′23″N 6°34′37″E / 51.05639°N 6.57694°E / 51.05639; 6.57694
Commission date 1926
Owner(s) RWE Power
Thermal power station
Primary fuel Lignite
Power generation
Units operational 14
Nameplate capacity 2,413 MW

Frimmersdorf Power Station, located in Grevenbroich, is one of the largest lignite-fired power stations in Germany. It has fourteen units with a total output capacity of 2,413 megawatts (MW), of which 277 MW are used by the station itself. The chimneys of the power station are 200 metres high.

The steam plume rises through the cloud layer


The first power station in Frimmersdorf, fired with lignite, was established in 1926 and had an output of 26 megawatts. In 1954 this was replaced with a much larger plant that contained two 100 MW units. Over the next 15 years, this was incrementally upgraded until it supported an additional twelve 150 MW units and two 300 MW units. 1988 saw the installation of a flue gas desulphurating plant, while the two 100 MW units were shut down on 30 June.

Carbon Dioxide Pollution[edit]

According to a 2005 WWF report, Frimmersdorf power station is the dirtiest power station in Europe and the third most polluting power station in the industrialised world (based on CO2 per megawatt hour sent out).[1][2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Hazelwood tops international list of dirty power stations
  2. ^ Hazelwood extension gets the 'green' light The Age, September 7, 2005