Transformer explosion at EnBW power plant

Jun 22, 2021
Posted by Patrick Haddad

A transformer has caused an explosion at a power plant in Baden-Württemberg.

A minor explosion occurred at EnBW’s Altbach-Deizisau thermal power station on Saturday.

According to an initial report, an insulator on the power plant transformer detonated, although the reasons is still unclear.

The explosion caused a fireball and a corresponding bang. No people were injured. Police and fire brigade were on site, but have since left.

EnBW is currently examining the damage caused to the affected transformer. Unit 2 of the power plant is currently at a standstill; however, the power supply is not affected as sufficient other power generation plants are connected to the grid.

Source: ENBW

Image (for illustrative purposes): Altbach power plant, Unit 2 / Zonk43 / Wikimedia / Public domain


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