Rostock (dpa/mv) - The operators of the coal-fired power plant in Rostock can imagine using the site for hydrogen production in view of the decision to phase out coal. "We have currently founded a company with partners that intends to build a 100 MW electrolysis plant on the site," said Rainer Allmannsdörfer, Head of Generation Asset Management at EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG, which operates the power plant with RheinEnergie AG. Funding applications have been submitted as part of the European funding program IPCEI. "A significantly larger expansion is conceivable."
Germany will gradually phase out coal-fired power generation by 2038. After commercial use, it would also be conceivable that the power plant on the east bank of the Warnow in Rostock's overseas port, which went into operation in 1994, would continue to serve as a reserve. It is the only coal-fired power plant in the new federal states and has a gross output of 553 megawatts. In addition to electricity, the plant also produces district heating. The power plant produces more than half of the electrical energy generated in MV and covers around a third of the state's electricity requirements.