Avedøre Powerplant

Avedøre Power Station is situated at Avedøre Holme south of Copenhagen and consists of two power station units, Avedøre Power Station’s Unit 1 from 1990 and Unit 2 from 2001.

The overall production capacity of the two Avedøre Power Station units is 810 Megawatts of electricity and 900 Megawatts of heat.

Avedøre Power Station’s Unit 1 primarily uses coal, while Avedøre Power Station’s Unit 2 can use a wide variety of fuels: natural gas, oil, straw and wood pellets.

Avedøre Power Station’s Unit 2 has facilities consisting of several parts that, when combined, can make record-high use of the energy in the fuels. By simultaneously generating heat and electricity, Avedøre Power Station’s Unit 2 utilises as much as 94 % of the energy in the fuels and has an electrical efficiency of 49%. An achievement that makes the unit one of the most efficient in the world.
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