Uniper's Heyden 4 power plant to return to market Aug. 29

Monday, 22. August 2022 22:20

German energy company Uniper SE shared on Monday on its website that the Heyden 4 hard-coal-fired power plant, in Petershagen near Minden, which "has supported [Germany's] electricity system as a reserve power plant since mid-2021," will restart its commercial electricity production on August 29, 2022, and will most likely be in service until April 30, 2023.

"The deployment of the 875-megawatt unit is part of the 'Ersatzkraftwerkebereithaltungsgesetz', which serves to secure Germany's energy supply in the coming winters. Should the deadlines of this law be extended, Heyden 4 could remain on the market for another year," the statement read.

On June 1, 2021, the German regulator Bundesnetzagentur "certified the power plant to be 'systemically relevant' and thus necessary for the secure supply of the region," preventing its permanent shut down, which was planned for July 8, 2021, Uniper stated.

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