Almaty-3 power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Almaty-3 power station (also known as АО "АлЭС" Алматинская ТЭЦ-3 and Almaty State Regional Power Station) is a 173-megawatt (MW) coal-fired combined heat and power station in Otegen Batyr, Kazakhstan.[1][2]

As of 2021 Samruk Energy is conducting feasibility studies to convert the power station to natural gas fuel.

Location

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

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Background

The Almaty-3 power station is operated by Samruk-Energo JSC and related to the Almaty-1 power station and Almaty-2 power station.[3]

Proposed conversion to gas

In September 2017, the company was instructed to prepare proposals to convert certain power stations to gas. For Almaty-3, the development of a feasibility study for a new 400-450 MW gas unit was planned to be completed by the end of 2021.[4] Additionally, all four units are proposed to be converted to gas.[5]

The company has begun the necessary corporate procedures related to the development of a feasibility study for a reconstruction project at the Almaty-3 power station. It has also completed preliminary calculations and analysis to convert the coal units to gas, and also considered technical conditions for connecting the station to the gas network of Almaty.[5][6]

Construction for the proposed 450 MW expansion could begin in 2023.[7]

Coal ash waste

In 2018, the company announced an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and public hearings related to the reconstruction and expansion of the ash dump at the power station.[8]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: JSC "Almaty Power Plants" (JSC "AlES")[9]
  • Parent company: Samruk-Kazyna SWF JSC[10][11]
  • Location: Otegen Batyr, Ile district, Almaty Region, Kazakhstan
  • Coordinates: 43.4242, 77.0067 (exact)[12]
  • Coal type: Bituminous
  • Coal source: Ekibastuz coal basin[13]
  • Gross generating capacity (operating): 173 MW
    • Unit 1: Coal-fired subcritical, 41 MW (start-up in 1962)
    • Unit 2: Coal-fired subcritical, 41 MW (start-up in 1962)
    • Unit 3: Coal-fired subcritical, 41 MW (start-up in 1964)
    • Unit 4: Coal-fired subcritical, 50 MW (start-up in 1965)
  • Gross generating capacity (proposed): 623 MW
    • Unit 1: Gas-fired[4] steam turbine[9] with CHP[14], 41 MW[9] (start-up in 1962)
    • Unit 2: Gas-fired[4] steam turbine[9] with CHP[14], 41 MW[9] (start-up in 1962)
    • Unit 3: Gas-fired[4] steam turbine[9] with CHP[14], 41 MW[9] (start-up in 1964)
    • Unit 4: Gas-fired[15] steam turbine[9] with CHP[16], 50 MW[9] (start-up in 1965)
    • Unit GT1: Gas-fired[4] open cycle gas turbine,[4] 450 MW[4][17] (start-up year not found)

Articles and Resources

References

  1. "Almaty CHP-3," Wikipedia, last updated May 22, 2018
  2. "Алматинские электрические станции. О компании". ales.kz. Retrieved Nov 9, 2021.
  3. "АЛМАТИНСКАЯ ТЭЦ-3," АО «АлЭС», accessed June 11, 2021
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 "Глава «Самрук-Энерго»: Алматинская ТЭЦ-2 снизит выбросы в несколько раз," Tag News, April 26, 2021
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Самрук-Энерго переведет на газ все свои ТЭЦ в г. Алматы," Energy Base, October 13, 2020
  6. "Проект по переводу ТЭЦ-2 на газ в Алматы подорожал на 33 млрд тенге". kursiv.kz. Apr 8, 2021. Retrieved Nov 10, 2021.
  7. Aimbetova, Madina. С видом на дом на зелёных холмах, Время, Aug 14, 2020
  8. "ОБЪЯВЛЕНИЕ О ПРОВЕДЕНИИ ОБЩЕСТВЕННЫХ СЛУШАНИЙ ПО РАЗРАБОТКЕ РАЗДЕЛА «ОВОС» К РАБОЧЕМУ ПРОЕКТУ: «РЕКОНСТРУКЦИЯ И РАСШИРЕНИЕ ЗОЛООТВАЛА ТЭЦ-3»," АО «АлЭС», November 28, 2018
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 9.7 9.8 ИСТОРИЯ РАЗВИТИЯ КОМПАНИИ, Almaty power plants, accessed Jun 29, 2021
  10. Transition of Almaty CHP-2 to gas. Most important points in brief, Samruk Energy, Sep 25, 2020
  11. Portfolio Companies, Samruk-Kazyna, accessed Jul 7, 2021
  12. Almaty 3 Coal Power Plant, Industry About, Aug 24, 2016
  13. "Казахстан переведет Алматинскую ТЭЦ-2 на газ к 2025 г." Neftegaz.ru. Nov 18, 2020. Retrieved Nov 10, 2021.
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 "Алматинские Электрические Станции. О компании". ales.kz. Retrieved Nov 10, 2021.
  15. Казахстан переведет Алматинскую ТЭЦ-2 на газ к 2025 г., Neftegaz, Nov 18, 2020
  16. Kazakhstan Natural Gas Investment Strategy Study - Volume 2 - Report No. 199b/97, UNDP ESMAP, Dec 1997
  17. В Самрук-Энерго подвели итоги 2020 года и рассказали о перспективных проектах в энергетике, Samruk Energy, Feb 9, 2021