Almaty-3 power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Almaty-3 power station (АО "АлЭС" Алматинская ТЭЦ-3, Алма-Атинская ГРЭС (predecessor)) is an operating power station of at least 173-megawatts (MW) in Otegen Batyr, Ile, Almaty, Kazakhstan with multiple units, some of which are not currently operating.

Location

Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Almaty-3 power station Otegen Batyr, Ile, Almaty, Kazakhstan 43.42417, 77.00667 (exact)

The map below shows the exact location of the power station.

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Unit 1, Unit 2, Unit 3, Unit 4: 43.42417, 77.00667
  • Unit CC1, Unit CC2: 43.4242, 77.0067

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology CHP Start year Retired year
Unit 1 operating coal - bituminous 41 subcritical 1962 2027 (planned)
Unit 2 operating coal - bituminous 41 subcritical 1962 2027 (planned)
Unit 3 operating coal - bituminous 41 subcritical 1964 2027 (planned)
Unit 4 operating coal - bituminous 50 subcritical 1965 2027 (planned)
Unit CC1 pre-construction[1][2][3][4][5][6] gas[7][6] 270[7][8][6] combined cycle[2][6] yes[2][6] 2027[9][1][4][10]
Unit CC2 pre-construction[6] gas[6] 270[6] combined cycle[6] yes[2][6] 2027[9][1][4][10]

CHP is an abbreviation for Combined Heat and Power. It is a technology that produces electricity and thermal energy at high efficiencies. Coal units track this information in the Captive Use section when known.

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner Parent
Unit 1 Almaty Power Plants JSC (AlES) [100.0%]
Unit 2 Almaty Power Plants JSC (AlES) [100.0%]
Unit 3 Almaty Power Plants JSC (AlES) [100.0%]
Unit 4 Almaty Power Plants JSC (AlES) [100.0%]
Unit CC1 JSC "Almaty Power Plants" (JSC "AlES")[11] “Samruk-Kazyna” SWF JSC [100.0%]
Unit CC2 JSC "Almaty Power Plants" (JSC "AlES")[11] “Samruk-Kazyna” SWF JSC [100.0%]

Project-level coal details

  • Coal source(s): Ekibastuz coal basin

Background

The Almaty-3 power station is owned and operated by Almaty Power Plants JSC, which is fully owned by Samruk-Energo which in turn belong to the National Welfare Fund of Kazakhstan Samruk-Kazyna. Almaty Power Plants also includes Almaty-1 power station and Almaty-2 power station.[12] The 173 MW power station is a combined heat and power station.[13][14]

Almaty-2 power station and Almaty-3 power station burn about 3 million tones of coal per year. The only fuel supplier is Bogatyr-Komir LLP.[15]

In spring 2023 it was reported that the degree of wear-and-tear of the station is 77%, the equipment is outdated with a large number of technological violations.[16][17]

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.[18]

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.[19][20]

The project included a combined cycle unit 450 MW that would replace the four coal-fired units.[19][21] Construction was expected to begin in 2022 and the unit was expected to be commissioned by 2024.[21] As of December 2021, the development of a feasibility study for the project was under development and was expected to be approved by the government by Q2 of 2022.[21] As of April 2022, the feasibility study was still under development and not yet submitted for review.[22][23] It was approved in October 2022.[24][25]

In February 2022, a memorandum with a plan to finance the project was signed with the Eurasian Bank of Development.[24]

Tenders for the construction were planned to be launched in Q4 2022 (as of November 2022).[24] Construction has not started as previously planned in 2022, so there may be delays to the project's schedule to commission the gas-fired units by 2024. As of April 2023, documentation for the EPC tender was being developed, and an EPC contractor expected to be selected in Q3 2023. According to the feasibility study, two combined-cycle units will be installed with the total capacity of 544 MW[26] and will begin operation in December 2025.[26]

The only supplier of natural gas in the region is KazTransGas Aimak JSC. The chain of ownership of the company leads to the Government of Kazakhstan. "KazTransGas Aimak" is 100% owned by JSC "KazMunayGas", which is divided between the National Welfare Fund "Samruk-Kazyna" (90%) and the National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan (10% + 1 share).[15]

In May 2023, the government of Kazakhstan approved the General Roadmap for the City of Almaty until 2040, which included reconstruction of the power station (i.e. conversion to gas).[27]

As of December 2023, there have not been any updates about the EPC contractor for the project. Samruk Energo disclosed in its Q3 reporting that project's completion shifted from 2025 to 2027.[28][29]

Articles and Resources

References

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Additional data

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