The Schkopau power station, operated by Hanover-based E.ON Kraftwerke GmbH, has a net output of 900 megawatts and converts up to six million tonnes of Central German lignite into electricity and process steam. For reasons of supply security, the plant, which works in cogeneration, is operated with two almost identical units which function independently of each other. The power station supplies three energy customers – the neighbouring chemical industry, the Deutsche Bahn AG and public power supply (Vattenfall Europe). Power is supplied in different load ranges. An innovative feature of the Schkopau power station is its operational flexibility which is unusually high for a lignite-fired power station. As a reliable energy supplier and fair employer, the power station is a stable economic factor in the region.
The latest technologies ensure a supply of more energy from less fuel. The production of electricity is future-oriented and very efficient thanks to the utilization of energy and material. Its employees make an important contribution to the power station’s efficiency and safety at work has top priority here. Bearing this in mind, the Schkopau power station is facing the challenges posed by the energy industry and is helping to actively shape this process of change.
Business activityEnergy supply for the national grid, the Deutsche Bahn and the neighbouring