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09 Jan 2019, 11:59
Sören Amelang

Uniper to build Germany’s first gas-fired power plant in a decade

Reuters

Energy group Uniper is building a gas-fired power plant in Germany, the country’s first in a decade, to serve as a “safety cushion” for grids coping with intermittent renewable sources, report Christoph Steitz and Arno Schuetze for Reuters. The 300-megawatt (MW) plant will be built in the southern town of Irsching, where the group already operates a number of gas and oil-fired power stations, and will become operational on 1 October 2022, Uniper said. It would be Germany’s first newly built gas-fired power plant since Irsching 4, which entered service in 2011, according to the Reuters report.

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