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Tiefstack – located on a historical site

The Tiefstack facility is a CHP plant that meets almost half of Hamburg’s district heating needs. The power plant is situated on a historical site where the Hamburg company Elektrizitäts-Werke AG opened its first major power plant back in 1917. The current power plant was commissioned in 1993. In 2009, a combined cycle power plant, which is fuelled by natural gas, further increased the electrical and district heating capacity of Tiefstack.

Characteristics of Tiefstack CHP Plant

The power plant has power units both for baseload and peak-load production. The baseload unit uses hard coal as fuel, whereas two heating boilers for peak-load demand use natural gas and oil. The power plants have state-of-the-art cleaning equipment in order to guarantee that flue gases from the 120-metre chimney are well within emission control limits.