Boxberg Coal Power Plant is a lignite-fired power station with three units at Boxberg (near Weißwasser), Saxony. Since the late nineties it produces 1900 MW. Since 2001 it is run by Vattenfall Europe, a subdivision of Vattenfall.

Like Jänschwalde Power Station and Schwarze Pumpe Power Station, Boxberg Power Station was built at a place surrounded by surface mines. The first power station unit was built in 1966, in the 1980s there were 14 units with an accumulated output of 3520 MW.

After the German reunification twelve units (210 MW each) went off, two (500 MW each) were modernized. In the mid-1990s a new 900-MW unit was built, another 675 MW unit is projected for 2011.

Boxberg Coal Power Plant had four chimneys 300 metres tall. One was dismantled in 2000, two were blasted in 2009, and the last one will be completely demolished in 2010.

Boxberg Power Station
Country Germany
Locale Boxberg
Commission date 1966
Owner(s) Vattenfall Europe

Power station information
Primary fuel Lignite
Generation units 4

Power generation information
Maximum capacity 1900 MW