E.ON Kraftwerke GmbH: Schkopau lignite-fired power station – New energy from native raw material

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.


  1. Address

    An der Bober 100
    D-06258 Schkopau
    Telefon +49 (0) 3461 75-0
    Telefax +49 (0) 3461 75-2222
  2. First commissioned

  3. Business activity

    Energy supply for the national grid, the Deutsche Bahn and the neighbouring
    chemical industry