Almaty-1 power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Almaty-1 power station (also known as АлЭС ТЭЦ-1 имени Б. Оразбаева, АО "АлЭС" Алматинская ТЭЦ - 1, Almaty Heat Electro Central 1, Almaty HEC 1, and Alma-Ata Central Power Plant) is a 120-megawatt (MW) gas-fired combined heat and power station in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Originally a coal-fired power plant, Almaty-1 converted to natural gas fuel in 2017.

Location

The map below shows the location of the power station in Almaty, Zhetysu district, Almaty Region, Kazakhstan.

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Background

The power station is related to Almaty-2 power station and Almaty-3 power station, all of which are run by JSC "Almaty Power Plants" (JSC "AlES").

Almaty-1 currently has a total operating capacity of 145 MW (2x60 MW, 1x25 MW).[1][2] Units 9 and 10 were originally coal-fired[3], however they switched to gas in 2017.[4][5]

In April 2021, Samruk-Energo JSC noted a potential 200-250 MW gas unit expansion at the site because Almaty-1 power station has the needed infrastructure to expand: free space, an operating gas transmission system, and power grid facilities for generating electrical power.[5]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: JSC "Almaty Power Plants" (JSC "AlES")[6]
  • Parent company: Samruk-Kazyna SWF JSC[7][8]
  • Location: Almaty, Zhetysu district, Almaty Region, Kazakhstan
  • Coordinates: 43.2813, 76.9306 (exact)[3]
  • Gross generating capacity (operating): 120 MW
    • Unit 9: Gas-fired[4] steam turbine[9] with CHP[2], 60 MW[9] (start-up in 1970, converted from coal in 2017[4][5])
    • Unit 10: Gas-fired[4] steam turbine[9] with CHP[2], 60 MW[9] (start-up in 1971, converted from coal in 2017[4][5])
  • Gross generating capacity (proposed): 250 MW
    • Unit CC1: Gas-fired[5] combined cycle[5], 250 MW[5] (start-up year not found)
  • Gross generating capacity (retired): 120 MW
    • Unit 9: Bituminous coal-fired subcritical, 60 MW (start-up in 1970, converted to gas in 2017)
    • Unit 10: Bituminous coal-fired subcritical, 60 MW (start-up in 1971, converted to gas in 2017)

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