January 17, 2014 / 9:00 AM / 5 years ago

RPT-TABLE-Europe gas power plants mothballed, closed in 2012-13 -study

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    LONDON, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Over the past 18 months, 10 large European utilities have
announced the mothballing or closure of 21.4 gigawatts of combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT)
power plant capacity in response to low coal prices and slowed economies, a study showed on
Friday. 
    The table below lists the plants affected:
    
 COMPANY     PLANT           COUNTRY       CAPACITY (MW)         ACTION
 E.ON        Irsching 4      Germany       545                   Deal to avert closure
 E.ON        Irsching 5      Germany       425                   Deal to avert closure
 E.ON        Malzenice       Slovakia      417                   Mothballed
 E.ON        Tazavanno 8     Italy         300                   Mothballed
 E.ON        Ostiglia 4      Italy         280                   Deep mothballed
 E.ON        Veltheim 4      Germany       390                   Closed
 E.ON        Staudinger 4    Germany       622                   Maintained on standby
 E.ON        Grain 1&4       Britain       1,320                 Deep mothballed
 RWE         Moerdijk 2      Netherlands   430                   To be mothballed
 RWE         Weisweiler G    Germany       272                   Mothballed
 RWE         Weisweiler H    Germany       272                   Mothballed
 RWE         Emsland B       Germany       360                   To be mothballed in summer
 RWE         Emsland C       Germany       360                   To be mothballed in summer
 RWE         Gersteinwerk F  Germany       355                   Mothballed
 RWE         Gersteinwerk G  Germany       355                   To be mothballed
 Statkraft   Knapsack 2      Germany       430                   Shallow mothballed
 Statkraft   Knapsack 1      Germany       800                   Shallow mothballed
 Statkraft   Herdecke        Germany       417                   Shallow mothballed
 Statkraft   Emden           Germany       450                   Deep mothballed
 Statkraft   Robert Franck   Germany       510                   Deep mothballed
 Vattenfall  Magnum          Netherlands   1,300                 Shallow mothballed
 EnBW        RDK 4           Germany       365                   In talks over mothballing
                                                                 
 GDF Suez    Cycofos         France        490                   Mothballed
 GDF Suez    Combigolfe      France        435                   Summer mothballed
 GDF Suez    SPEM            France        435                   Summer mothballed
 GDF Suez    Teeside         Britain       1,875                 To be decommissioned
 GDF Suez    Shotton         Britain       210                   Closed
 GDF Suez    Derwent         Britain       210                   Closed
 GDF Suez    Bergum BG       Netherlands   504                   Closed
 GDF Suez    Harculo         Netherlands   263                   Closed
 GDF Suez    Eems            Netherlands   530                   Closed
 GDF Suez    Awirs 5         Belgium       294                   Closed
 GDF Suez    Herdersbrug     Belgium       480                   Conversion to peaking unit
 SSE         Keadby          Britain       760                   Deep mothballing
 SSE         Peterhead       Britain       1,840                 Partially mothballed
 Centrica    King's Lynn     Britain       325                   Deep mothballed
 Centrica    Roosecote       Britain       229                   Decommissioned
 Verbund     Pt-sur-sambre   France        420                   To be determined
 Verbund     Toul            France        422                   To be determined
 Verbund     Mellach         France        832                   To be determined
 CEZ         Pocerady        Czech Rep.    840                   Shallow mothballing planned
 TOTAL       ALL PLANTS                    21,399                
 TOTAL       PLANTS UP TO                  8,877                 
             10 YRS OLD                                          
                                                                 
    SOURCE: Stranded Assets Programme at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment,
University of Oxford. (link.reuters.com/qaz95v)
    NOTE: Mothballing involves postponing operations until market changes improve profitability.
Deep mothballing is long-term closure of a plant without full decommissioning. Shallow
mothballing is the short-term shutdown of a plant with the expectation it could generate again
in six to 12 months. Partial mothballing refers to the temporary closure of some of a plant's
generating units to reduce its output.
    

 (Compiled by Nina Chestney; Editing by Jason Neely)
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