Lippendorf Power Station

Lippendorf 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.

Old power station

The Lippendorf old power station was built between 1964 and 1968. It generated 1800 megawatts (MW) having four units by 400 MW and one by 200 MW.Fact|date=March 2008 The old power station was decommissioned in 2000 when the new power station became operational.cite news | url = | title = Eastern German improvements in air quality: win or draw? | author = Jeffrey H. Michel | publisher = Heuersdorf Online | date = October 2000 | accessdate = 2008-03-01]

The power station had a convert|300|m|ft|-1 tall chimney, which was built in 1967 and dismantled in 2005.Fact|date=March 2008


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.cite news | url = | title = Co-combustion in VE-G power plants | format = PDF | publisher = Vattenfall | accessdate = 2008-03-01] The plant also has a district heating capability of 300 MW. The plant was the biggest private building project in Saxony.cite news | url = | title = Lippendorf Lignite power plant, Germany | publisher = Power Technology | accessdate = 2008-03-01]


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