Großräschen has a long-standing tradition of supplying energy. Brown coal was mined here for over 100 years. Today, the focus is on generating power in ways that not only make sense from an energy perspective but are also environmentally friendly. This is achieved in exemplary fashion in EEW’s energy from waste plant. Every year, 175,000 megawatt hours of electricity are produced here, corresponding to the energy needs of around 50,000 households. In addition, the plant supplies district heating to the Freienhufen neighbourhood. To generate this energy, up to 260,000 tonnes of residual waste and refuse derived fuels (specially processed commercial and industrial waste with a high calorific value) are recovered every year in a safe, low-emission process.
In view of the current situation with regard to the corona virus (SARS-CoV-2), until further notice there will be no tours for visitor groups at the EEW locations in Germany, Luxembourg and The Netherlands. This is purely a precautionary measure in the interests of our employees and visitors.
Up-to-date information on the corona virus (SARS-CoV-2) with instructions for visitors and customers at the EEW locations in Germany, Luxembourg and The Netherlands can be found here.
|Total investment||€ 88 million|
|Number of cumbustion lines||1|
|Waste bunker capacity||12,000 cubic metres ≈ 6,000 tonnes|
|Calorific range of waste||11-18 megajoules/kilogram|
|Power generation||175,000 megawatt hours/year ≈ 50,000 households|
|District heating generation||3,000 hours/year|
Opening hours for delivery of waste
Monday-Friday: 6:00 to 22:00
Coming from A13 on B96 direction Großräschen after 500 m please turn right on L55 and follow the signs industrial zone "SONNE".