Fossil fuel

For EnBW, the energy sources coal, gas and oil are an essential component of a reliable energy supply. In view of the rapid expansion of renewable energies, flexible coal-fired and gas-fired power plants play a central role in ensuring reliable performance in times of low regenerative supplies.

Our conventional power plants

Photo of the Stuttgart-Münster residual waste thermal power plant
The Stuttgart-Münster residual waste thermal power plant

Altbach/Deizisau combined heat and power plant

View of Altbach/Deizisau combined heat and power plant
View of Altbach/Deizisau combined heat and power plant

Important economic factor in the region

Key data

Year of foundation:
1899

Blocks:

  • 2 coal blocks
    (1 coal, 1 combination block)
  • 3 gas turbine plants
  • 1 gas-oil combination block in cold reserve

Gross electrical power:
1,215 MW

District heating output can be decoupled:
280 MW

Heilbronn thermal power plant

View of Heilbronn thermal power plant on the Neckar
View of Heilbronn thermal power plant on the Neckar

The largest hard coal-fired unit in the EnBW power plant park

Key data

Year of foundation:
1923

Blocks:

  • 3 coal blocks
  • 3 auxiliary steam generators

Gross electrical power:
1,010 MW

District heating output can be decoupled:
320 MW

Walheim power plant

View of the Walheim reservce and peak load plant
Fast connection to the grid if required – the Walheim reserve and peak load plant

Back-up reserves for demand peaks

Key data

Year of foundation:
1964

Blocks:

  • 2 coal blocks
  • 1 gas turbine plants

Gross electrical power:
391 MW

Marbach power plant

View of the Marbach power plant
Marbach – specialist for peak load and minute reserve

Aircraft engines for power generation

Key data

Year of foundation:
1940

Blocks:

  • 1 gas turbine plant
  • 1 combination block

Gross electrical power::
413 MW

Rheinhafen steam power plant in Karlsruhe (RDK)

View of the power plant in the Rheinhafen
Energy for the Karlsruhe economic region – the power plant in the Rheinhafen

Energy for the Karlsruhe Economic Region

Key data

Year of foundation:
1955, commissioning of Block 8: 2014

Blocks:

  • 3 decommissioned blocks
  • 2 oil- and gas-fired blocks in cold reserve (175 MW each)
  • 1 combination block, CCGT repowering (353 MW)
  • 1 hard coal block (550 MW electrical output, 220 MW decouplable district heating output)
  • 1 hard coal block, commissioning 2014 (912 MW electrical output, 220 MW district heating output)

Gross electrical power:
1,815 MW

District heating output can be decoupled:
440 MW

RDK 8 – state-of-the-art conventional power generation

Key data

Year of foundation:
1994

Blocks:
1 coal block

Gross electrical power:
553 MW

District heating output can be decoupled:

150 MW

Stuttgart-Münster thermal power plant

The Stuttgart-Münster thermal power plant on the Neckar
View of the Stuttgart-Münster thermal power plant

Valuable energy from waste and coal

Key data

Year of foundation:
1908

Blocks:

  • 1 coal block with 3 coal boilers and 3 waste boilers
  • 1 gas turbine plant

Gross electrical power:
184 MW

District heating output can be decoupled:
447 MW

Stuttgart-Gaisburg thermal power plant

View of the Stuttgart-Gaisburg thermal power plant
From Münster it is only a few kilometres upriver to the Gaisburg site.

Full power in minutes

Key data

Year of foundation:
1950

Blocks:

  • 1 coal block
  • 1 gas turbine plant
  • 1 block in cold reserve

Gross electrical power:
194 MW

District heating output can be decoupled:
273 MW

Our holdings

Lippendorf power plant

View of the Lippendorf power plant
The Lippendorf power plant not only produces electricity – it also supplies the city of Leipzig with district heating.

Key data

Year of foundation:
1999

Blocks:
2 coal blocks

Gross electrical power:
1,840 MW

Rostock power plant

View of the power plant in Rostock’s overseas port
View of the power plant in Rostock’s overseas port

Key data

Year of foundation:
1994

Blocks:
1 coal block

Gross electrical power:
553 MW

District heating output can be decoupled:

150 MW

Großkraftwerk Mannheim

View of the Mannheim power plant
View of the Mannheim power plant

Key data

Year of foundation:
1921

Blocks:
5 coal blocks

Gross electrical power:
1,675 MW

District heating output can be decoupled:

1,000 MW

Fernwärme Ulm GmbH

Aerial view of the Ulm power plant
View of the Ulm power plant
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