Pipelines, Storage & Power

German coal phase-out brings gas back into frame

Germany is sticking to its plan to end coal-fired generation in a move that bodes well for gas-fired plant operators Germany is sticking to its plan to end coal-fired generation in a move that bodes well for gas-fired plant operators.
By Silvia Favasuli 15 February 2018 0 29611
A German gas-fired power plant. (Siemens)

Germany’s recent strides towards phasing out coal have given hope to operators of mothballed gas-fired power plants in the south of the country and increased the likelihood that new gas-fired capacity will be built. 

The country’s new coalition government agreed in early February to set up a commission responsible for setting an end date for German coal-fired power by the close of 2019.

The 460,000 members of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) will have the power to quash the coalition agreement in a postal vote at the...