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 in Germany
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
Thermal power station
Primary fuel Lignite
Type Steam turbine
Feeding mines United Schleenhain coal mine
Cogeneration? yes
Cooling source 2 × cooling towers
Power generation
Units operational 2 × 934 MW
Make and model ABB
Units decommissioned 4 × 400 MW
4 × 50 MW
CHP heating capacity 330 MWt
Nameplate capacity 1,867 MW
Capacity factor 42,5%

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 600 megawatts (MW) having four 100 MW and four 50 MW units.[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 934 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