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 were switched to gas in 2017.[4][5]

New announced gas-fired unit

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] The application for the approval of technical design for the project is expected to be submitted by Q3 2022.[6]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: JSC "Almaty Power Plants" (JSC "AlES")[7]
  • Parent company: Samruk-Kazyna SWF JSC[8][9]
  • Location: Almaty, Zhetysu district, Almaty Region, Kazakhstan
  • Coordinates: 43.2813, 76.9306 (exact)[3]
  • Gross generating capacity (operating): 120 MW
  • Gross generating capacity (announced): 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)

Articles and Resources

References

  1. "АЛМАТИНСКАЯ ТЭЦ-1 ИМЕНИ Б.ОРАЗБАЕВА," АО «АлЭС», accessed June 11, 2021
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Kazakhstan Natural Gas Investment Strategy Study - Volume 2 - Report No. 199b/97, UNDP ESMAP, Dec 1997
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Almaty 1 Coal Power Plant," Industry About, accessed June 11, 2021
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 "Самрук-Энерго переведет на газ все свои ТЭЦ в г. Алматы," Energy Base, October 13, 2020
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 "Глава «Самрук-Энерго»: Алматинская ТЭЦ-2 снизит выбросы в несколько раз," Tag News, April 26, 2021
  6. "Завершается работа над ТЭО газификации Алматинской ТЭЦ-2". Energybase.ru. Sep 16, 2021. Retrieved May 24, 2022.
  7. ИСТОРИЯ РАЗВИТИЯ КОМПАНИИ, Almaty power plants, accessed Jun 29, 2021
  8. Transition of Almaty CHP-2 to gas. Most important points in brief, Samruk Energy, Sep 25, 2020
  9. Portfolio Companies, Samruk-Kazyna, accessed Jul 7, 2021
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 АЛМАТИНСКАЯ ТЭЦ-1 ИМЕНИ Б.ОРАЗБАЕВА, Almaty power plants, accessed Jun 29, 2021