Opencast mining Welzow in the area of southern Niederlausitz
Coal extraction up to 20 Mio. tons of brown coal per year, area over all (recultivated, present and future mining region) about 100 square kilometres.
In the history of the opencast mining Welzow South 17 villages were devastated, two more will be in the future.
Main supplier of the powerplant Schwarze Pumpe