MHKW Pirmasens Biomass Power Plant is a 16MW biopower project. It is located in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 1998.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Biopower 16 16 Active Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany EEW Energy from Waste; STEAG


The project was developed by EEW Energy from Waste and STEAG.

The project generates 100GWh electricity and supplies enough clean energy to power 20,000 households.

MHKW Pirmasens Biomass Power Plant is a combined heat and power (CHP) project. Refuse which is a kind of municipal solid waste is used as a feedstock to power the project.

The project consists of 1 turbine with 16MW nameplate capacity.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in 1998.

About EEW Energy from Waste

EEW Energy from Waste GmbH (EEW), a subsidiary of Beijing Enterprises Holdings Ltd, generates and produces energy from waste and sewage sludge. The company transforms the energy and provides it in the form of district heating for residential areas, process steam for industrial plants, and electricity. It offers waste acceptance services. EEW’s portfolio includes thermal waste treatment, sewage sludge recycling, waste disposal, energy generation, and material flow management plants. The company serves companies, municipalities and individuals. It operates plants in Germany, Poland and the Netherlands. EEW is headquartered in Helmstedt, Lower Sachsen, Germany.


STEAG GmbH (STEAG), formerly STEAG AG, a subsidiary of Kommunale Beteiligungsgesellschaft GmbH & Co. KG, is a power generation company that constructs, plans and operates power plants and distributed energy facilities. The company operates coal fired power plants. It offers services such as electricity and fuel marketing, district heating, energy marketing, operation and maintenance management; energy services, energy contracting and communications engineering services. STEAG conducts research and development to improve its processes and systems performance. The company has presence in Germany, Singapore, Turkey and the Philippines. STEAG is headquartered in Essen, Germany.


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