Saale Energie is located at Schkopau/Germany and indirectly part owns 42% of the Schkopau Power Plant in a partnership with Uniper Kraftwerke (formerly known as e.on) and sells 400 MW of electric capacity to Vattenfall in Germany. In addition the Schkopau Power plant sells power and heat to Dow Chemical and Deutsche Bahn via Uniper contracts.
The Schkopau Plant burns lignite from the central German field and supplies electricity to the 380 kV grid and to the 110 kV grid of Deutsche Bahn and also supplies power and steam to the chemical factories of Buna Sow Leuna Olefinverbund GmbH (BSL). The two blocks comprising the co-generation plant can be deployed independently to maintain supply.
Deployment of the power station has been very flexible because of the customer structure and its varying load requirements. The innovative trademarks of the Schkopau power plant are its high flexibility for a lignite fired power plant and also its efficiency.
The Schkopau power plant is not only a link in East Germanys power supply but also an important economic factor for the entire industrial region by supplying reliable energy to the chemical industry, the railway and the public grid.