- Boxberg Power Station
Boxberg Power Station (in German commonly referred as "Kraftwerk Boxberg") is a
lignite-fired power station with three units at Boxberg (near Weißwasser), Saxony. Since the late nineties it produces 1900 MW. Since 2001 it is run by Vattenfall Europe, a subdivision of Vattenfall.
Jänschwalde Power Stationand Schwarze Pumpe Power Station, Boxberg Power Station was built at a place surrounded by surface mines. The first power station unitwas build in 1966, in the 1980s there were 14 units with an accumulated output of 3520 MW.
German reunificationtwelve units (210 MW each) went off, two (500 MW each) were modernized. In the mid-1990s a new 900-MW unit was build, another 675 MW unit is projected for 2011.
Boxberg Power Station has three (now unused) chimneys 300 metres tall, a fourth was dismantled in 2000.
* [http://www.vattenfall.de/www/vf/vf_de/Gemeinsame_Inhalte/DOCUMENT/154192vatt/Bergbau_und_Kraftwerke/P0276666.pdf Data sheet by Vattenfall Europe] de icon
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