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Germany prepares coal-fired plants for winter operation

  • 6 months ago (2023-10-05)
  • David Flin
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Germany has announced that it will be preparing several frozen brown coal-fired power plants to make them available for power generation in the winter to ensure security of supply.

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The German Council of Ministers has issued an order to allow the reactivation of power plants belonging to RWE and Leag . The plants will be in the supply reserve network to participate in the electricity market from October 2023 until the end of March 2024.

Last year, the energy crisis forced Germany to rely more heavily on coal to generate electricity after Russia stopped gas supplies following its war in Ukraine. While Germany has improved its gas supply situation, it also closed the last of its nuclear reactors in Spring, which is expected to limit its energy supplies this winter.