January 16, 2020 / 6:37 AM / 3 months ago

Uniper's Datteln 4 coal-fired power plant will be connected to grid: conservative

BERLIN (Reuters) - Uniper’s (UN01.DE) Datteln 4 coal-fired power plant will be connected to the grid, a senior German conservative said on Thursday after a meeting between Chancellor Angela Merkel and state premiers on the country’s brown coal exit.

Armin Laschet, premier of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia who was at the meeting, told ZDF broadcaster: “Not much was discussed about Datteln 4 ... It’s on the way and it will come.”

Germany has reached an agreement with the regions most affected by a plan to phase out the use of brown coal, or lignite, for its power plants by providing about 40 billion euros ($44.59 billion) in aid, a document reviewed by Reuters showed.

In October, government and industry sources said Uniper would be able to start commercial operations at its 1.5 billion euro Datteln 4 plant despite recommendations to not link it to the grid.

Reporting by Christian Goetz; Writing by Riham Alkousaa; Editing by Michelle Martin

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