Excursion to coal-fired power plant Mannheim (GKM)

In the middle of the metropolitan region Rhein-Neckar the “Grosskraftwerk Mannheim AG” (GKM) generates power for over 2.5 millions of people, industry and district heat for 120,000 homes. Furthermore the DB energy Ltd purchases approximately 15% of the German traction electricity from the GKM.
In May 2015 unit 9 was launched which made the GKM the largest power plant in Baden-Wuerttemberg. It’s a significant location for supply reliability in southern Germany.

First information about power generation with black cole can be found here
-> technical video (in German)

We offer this excursion in cooperation with ESEM chair (energy systems & energy management).

The guided tour usually is presented in German.

Date: 22 Mai 2019
Meeting point: 13:15 central station Kaiserslautern, station concourse
Return: ca. 19:00 central station Kaiserslautern
Costs: 10€ (incl. 5€ pledge), 5€ plegde for VDE members

Limited number of participants: 20

Registration until 17 Mai 2019 at Frau Häßel’s (11-334)
(Mon, Thu, Fri in the morning, Tue + Wed in the afternoon)

solid footwear and long trousers are absolutely necessary during this excursion (safety regulations)