Emsland nuclear-power station
The 1,400-MW unit of the Emsland nuclear-power station near Lingen was commissioned in 1988. Since then, it has been producing some 11 billion kWh of electricity annually with a time and energy availability of over 90%.
Electricity for 3.5 million homes
Some 3.5 million homes are supplied with electricity in this way. Yet, the power plant spares the atmosphere by saving annual emissions of around ten million tons of CO2. A workforce of 300 is on hand to do its bit here.
Lingen on-site interim storage facility in operation
In December 2002, the Lingen on-site interim storage facility was commissioned at the Emsland nuclear-power station. The fuel elements from the power plant are kept in interim storage in Castor containers, as required by the Nuclear Energy Act, before being transferred to a final storage facility still to be determined by Germany's federal government.
Emsland gas-fired power plant