In Völklingen-Fenne, STEAG operates one of the world’s largest mine gas engine facilities with around 43 MW of each of electrical and thermal capacity. Each of the 14 modules produces electricity from approx. 1,500 m³ mine gas per hour. The engine systems are supplied from STEAG’s own 110 km mine gas network. The electricity generated is fed into the national grid under the terms of the Renewable Energy Act, while the thermal energy is supplied to the Saar district heating trunk line network.
|Capacity||42,7 MWel / 42,7 MWth|
|Fuel input||Approx. 72 million m³/a mine gas|