Germany is our home market and the base from which we manage our global operations. Our activities include power generation, energy trading, energy storage, wholesale energy sales, and technology services. You can find a complete overview on the respective country page:Uniper in Germany
Providing secure power for the energy transition
Across Germany, we own and operate power plants with a total installed capacity of about 10.5 GW. As the proportion of intermittent wind and solar expands nationwide, our hydro and fossil-fueled power stations provide reliable and flexible capacity that can balance supply and demand to maintain grid stability.
Most of our thermal plants use hard coal or natural gas as fuel. Uniper also owns more than 100 hydroelectric power plants in Germany. They are organised in the river groups Isar, Lech, and Rhine-Main-Danube (RMD), as well as a group of pumped storage plants.
Further below you find an overview of our German power plants. Links to individual power plant pages are included where they exist.
Regulatory information on individual plants can be found either on the respective power plant page or the following dedicated page:Regulatory information (in German)
Isar hydropower group
The Isar power plant group comprises run-of-river plants along the rivers Isar, Rißbach, Kesselbach, Loisach and Amper, as well as the storage plant Walchensee/Kochelsee.
The plant group's total installed capacity is 366 MW, with an average annual generation of about 1,600 GWh.
Lech hydropower group
The Lech power plant group comprises 22 run-of-river plants along the rivers Lech and Lochbach, as well as the storage plant Roßhaupten at lake Forggen.
The plant group's total installed capacity is 260 MW, with an average annual generation of about 1,100 GWh.
Pump storage hydropower group
The Pumped storage power plant group mainly comprises pumped storage and storage plants along the rivers Eder, Diemel, Main, Sinn, Happach, and Rusel.
The plant group's total installed capacity is 980 MW, with an average annual generation of about 1,300 GWh.
Rhine-Main-Danube (RMD) hydropower group
The Rhine-Main-Danube (RMD) power plant group mainly comprises run-of-river plants along the Danube, Altmühl, Main, Main-Danube canal, Wisent, Regnitz, and Aisch.
On the Danube part, the plant group's total installed capacity is 226 MW, with an average annual generation of about 1,400 GWh.
On the Main part, the plant group's total installed capacity is 119 MW, with an average annual generation of about 770 GWh.
Scholven (with Buer CHP)
|Scholven B/C||Buer CHP|
|Location||Gelsenkirchen (Northrhine-Westphalia)||Gelsenkirchen (Northrhine-Westphalia)|
|Electrical net output||690 MW||70 MW|
|Fuel||Hard coal||Hard coal|