Kladno coal-fired thermal power plant

The power station complex of Alpiq Generation (CZ) s.r.o. near Prague supports Alpiq's trading and sales activities in the Czech Republic. Alpiq acquired the complex, which currently consists of five power station blocks, in 2002. Since 2006, in addition to brown coal as its primary source of energy, the power station can be also fuelled using up to 10 percent biomass. State-of-the-art technology transforms the fuel into electricity and steam. Efficient emission control systems reduce the pollution. In addition to generating electricity, all three blocks are also designed to allow steam extraction. Approximately 17,000 households in the city of Kladno, numerous public buildings (hospitals, schools), shopping centres and several industrial companies rely on district heating to heat their buildings with warm water from the Alpiq power station. In 2014 the new K7 block replaced the old K3.

Facts & figures

Plant type:

Coal-fired power plant

Location:

Kladno, Czech Republic

Number of turbines:

3 steam turbines, 2 gas combustion turbines

Capacity:

523.8 MWel, 905 MWth

Shareholding:

100 %

Commissioning:

2000

Average annual production:

2.1-2.2 TWhe

Guided tours:

Yes

Status:

In service

Certificates:

ISO 14001; OHSAS 18001

Further information

Kladno power plant: new block in commercial operation

Inauguration of construction work on the new unit for the Alpiq power plant in Kladno