Lippendorf Power Station
|Lippendorf Power Station|
Lippendorf new power station
|Location||Lippendorf, Neukieritzsch, Saxony,|
|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)|
|Thermal power station|
|Turbine technology||Steam turbine|
|Cooling source||2 × cooling towers|
|Units operational||2 × 934 MW|
|Make and model||ABB|
|Units decommissioned||4 × 400 MW|
4 × 50 MW
|Nameplate capacity||1,867 MW|
|Commons||Related media on Commons|
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
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. The old power station was decommissioned in 2000 when the new power station became operational.
The power station had a 300 metres (980 ft) tall flue gas stack, which was built in 1967 and dismantled in 2005. This flue gas stack briefly was the tallest in the world.
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. The plant also has a district heating capability of 300 MW. The plant was the biggest private building project in Saxony.
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