Angren power station

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Angren power station (Ангренская ТЭС) is an operating power station of at least 393-megawatts (MW) in Angren, Okhangaron, Tashkent, Uzbekistan with multiple units, some of which are not currently operating. It is also known as Angrenskaya power station.

Location

Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Angren power station Angren, Okhangaron, Tashkent, Uzbekistan 41.004897, 70.122799 (exact)

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Unit 1, Unit 10, Unit 11, Unit 2, Unit 3, Unit 4, Unit 5, Unit 6, Unit 7, Unit 8, Unit 9: 41.004897, 70.122799

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology Start year Retired year
Unit 1 operating coal: lignite 52 subcritical 1957
Unit 10 announced coal: lignite 300 subcritical 2025 (planned)
Unit 11 announced coal: lignite 300 subcritical 2025 (planned)
Unit 2 operating coal: lignite 55 subcritical 1958
Unit 3 retired coal: lignite 53 subcritical 1958 2016
Unit 4 retired coal: lignite 52 subcritical 1958 2016
Unit 5 operating coal: lignite 68 subcritical 1960
Unit 6 operating coal: lignite 68 subcritical 1961
Unit 7 retired coal: lignite 68 subcritical 1962 2016
Unit 8 retired coal: lignite 68 subcritical 1963 2016
Unit 9 operating coal: lignite 150 subcritical 2016

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner Parent
Unit 1 Angren TPP JSC [100%][1] Thermal Power Stations JSC [100.0%]
Unit 10 Angren TPP JSC [100%][1] Thermal Power Stations JSC [100.0%]
Unit 11 Angren TPP JSC [100%][1] Thermal Power Stations JSC [100.0%]
Unit 2 Angren TPP JSC [100%][1] Thermal Power Stations JSC [100.0%]
Unit 3 Angren TPP JSC [100%][1] Thermal Power Stations JSC [100.0%]
Unit 4 Angren TPP JSC [100%][1] Thermal Power Stations JSC [100.0%]
Unit 5 Angren TPP JSC [100%][1] Thermal Power Stations JSC [100.0%]
Unit 6 Angren TPP JSC [100%][1] Thermal Power Stations JSC [100.0%]
Unit 7 Angren TPP JSC [100%][1] Thermal Power Stations JSC [100.0%]
Unit 8 Angren TPP JSC [100%][1] Thermal Power Stations JSC [100.0%]
Unit 9 Angren TPP JSC [100%][1] Thermal Power Stations JSC [100.0%]

Project-level coal details

  • Coal source(s): Angren coal mine

Background

The power station originally consisted of Units 1-8 of 52 to 68 MW each. The first unit was commissioned in 1957, and the eighth in 1963.[2][3]

Ownership

The Angren power station used to be owned by state joint stock company Uzbekenergo. As part of the transformation of the country's energy sector, the state-owned Uzbekenergo was split into four companies, each with its own area of operation, from generation to distribution and transmission.[4]

A presidential decree dated March 27, 2019 made state-owned Uzbekenergo subject to liquidation. In March 2021, the distribution balance sheet was approved, and involved the transfer of assets to joint-stock companies Thermal Power Stations (TPP), National Electric Grids of Uzbekistan (NESU), and Regional Electric Grids (REG).[5] The Angren power station is now owned by Angren TPP JSC, which in turn is owned by the state-owned Thermal Power Stations (Тепловые Электрические станции).

In June 2020, Angren power station , together with several other state-owned assets, was transferred under trust management for 3 years to a company called Central Asia Energy.[6][7] 5 Representatives of Central Asia Energy were on the Supervisory Board of the power station (among 9 members).[8] Central Asia Energy is owned by another company Mining Works (Горные работы).[6] Mining Works is a co-owner of large surface mines in Kazakhstan and there were plans to import coal until the Angren coal mine operates at full capacity. [9] Both Angren power station and the Novo-Angren power station were referred to as loss-making, as of 2019.[9] In January 2023, according to a news report, the trust management agreement was terminated.[10]

There were plans to privatize Thermal Power Stations (TPP) and in August 2022, a tender was announced for the advisory services on the company's privatization strategy.[11] This is part of the country's plan to liberalize the energy sector.[4]

The plant generated 1,240 million kWh of electricity in 2021, 929 million kWh in 2022 and 1,047 million kWh in 2023.[12]

Unit 9 (150 MW) commissioned in 2016

In September 2012, Uzbekenergo signed a contract with China's Harbin Electric International Company for construction of a 130 to 150 MW unit at the power station, planned for operation in 2016. The total project cost was US$242.6 million, financed by equity from Uzbekenergo (US$75.1 million) and a loan from the Chinese Ex-Im Bank (US$165.6 million).[13][14] The new unit was proposed to replace the first four units of the plant.[2] Construction on a new 150 MW unit (Unit 9) began in 2014.[15]

The new 150 MW unit was completed in August 2016, and four units with combined capacity of 241 MW were subsequently retired.[16] The proposed new unit was included in the Ministry of Energy's 2020 plans through 2030.[17]

241 MW decommissioned in 2016

In 2016, when the new 150 MW unit 9 was commissioned, four units with combined capacity of 241 MW were retired.[16] Units 3 (53 MW), 4 (52 MW), 7 (68 MW), and 8 (68 MW) appeared to be retired. Units 1 (52 MW), 2 (55 MW), 5 (68 MW), and 6 (68 MW) remained in operation, in addition to the new unit 9 (150 MW).[18] Installed capacity is 393 MW.

According to the company website, six boiler units and four turbine generators with a total capacity of 241 MW appear to have been removed from the power station's installed capacity. Boiler units 1, 2, 3, 8, and 9 appear to remain, and turbine generator numbers 1, 2, 5, and 6 appear to remain.[18]

Proposed units 10 and 11

In July 2019, the head of Uzbekenergo said the company was finishing the development of a project feasibility study and working with a potential investor for the construction of an additional 150 MW unit (Unit 10).[19] Uzbekenergo said that in addition, the company may eventually add two more units at the power station (Units 11-12) totalling 450 MW.[20]

In January 2022, it was reported that the company intends to build two new coal-fired units (unit 10 and 11), each with capacity of 300 MW by the end of 2025.[21][22] The business plan of Angren IES prepared in late 2022 still stated the plan to build two 300MW blocks by 2025, with total investment cost estimated at USD 738 million.[23] A news report from July 2023 reiterated the plan to build two new coal units.[24] The business plan of Thermal Power Stations for 2024 listed the 300MW project with China Railway and PowerChina as investment partners.[25] There was no further news on the project as of April 2024.

Financing

Unit 9: Total project cost was US$242.6 million, financed by equity from Uzbekenergo (US$75.1 million) and a loan from the Chinese Ex-Im Bank (US$165.6 million) in 2013.[13][14]

Articles and Resources

References

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 https://web.archive.org/web/20240224051043/https://angrentes.uz/o_nas. Archived from the original on 24 February 2024. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Angren Coal Power Plant Uzbekistan," Global Energy Observatory, accessed April 2016
  3. "АО «Ангренская ТЭС»," Angren IES, accessed June 9, 2021
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Liberalisation of Uzbekistan’s energy sector offers foreign investors wealth of opportunity," Emerging Europe, November 13, 2020
  5. "The liquidation process of Uzbekenergo starts," UZ Daily, April 1, 2020
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Кому переданы в управление Ферганский НПЗ, «Узбекуголь» и другие компании". gazeta.uz. June 2020. Retrieved December 2022. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |access-date= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. "«Янги Ангрен ТЭС», «Ангренская ТЭС» и «Узбекуголь» переданы в управление компании Central Asia Energy," Review UZ, June 16, 2020
  8. "Состав наблюдательного совета АО "Ангренская ТЭС"". angrentez.uz. Retrieved December 2022. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |access-date= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. 9.0 9.1 "Две убыточные узбекские ТЭС передадут в доверительное управление". dividends.nuz.ru. July 2019.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  10. "Ангренская ТЭС выведена из доверительного управления. За три года она понесла многомиллиардные убытки". https://www.gazeta.uz/. January 2023. {{cite web}}: External link in |website= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  11. "Объявление о привлечении профессиональной консалтинговой компании по разработке стратегии приватизации АО «Тепловые электрические станции»". davaktiv.uz. August 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  12. "Выработка продукции". angrentes.uz. Retrieved December 2022. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |access-date= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  13. 13.0 13.1 " Harbin Power to modernize Angren thermal power station," Uz Daily, June 20, 2013
  14. 14.0 14.1 Development Coordination, Asian Development Bank, Accessed Sep. 15, 2021
  15. "Uzbekistan Angren 1x150MW Coal-Fired Power Plant Holds the Ground Breaking Ceremony," China Hei, May 14, 2014
  16. 16.0 16.1 "Uzbekistan Completes Modernization Of The Angren TPP," East Time, August 30, 2016
  17. Kordvani, CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP-Amir (2020-03-06). "Ministry of Energy of Uzbekistan issues the "Concept Note" for ensuring electricity supply in 2020 - 2030 | Lexology". www.lexology.com. Retrieved 2020-10-23.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  18. 18.0 18.1 "История" (History), Angren IES, accessed June 9, 2021
  19. "Узбекистан планирует построить три новые угольные электростанции". Podrobno.uz. July 10, 2019. Retrieved Dec 2, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  20. "Uzbekistan plans to build three coal-fired power plants," Energy Central, July 16, 2019
  21. "Узбекистан планирует построить еще два энергоблока на Ангренской ТЭС". Podrobno.uz. Jan 24, 2022. Retrieved Jun 14, 2022.
  22. "МИНЭНЕРГО: АНГРЕНСКАЯ ТЭС СТАБИЛЬНО ОБЕСПЕЧИВАЕТ ПОТРЕБИТЕЛЕЙ ЭЛЕКТРОЭНЕРГИЕЙ И ТЕПЛОМ". minenergy.uz. January 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  23. "Angren IES business plan (page 5 - capacity, page 38 - planned investments)" (PDF). angrentes.uz. November 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  24. "На Ангренской ТЭС построят два новых энергоблока". podrobno.uz. July 2023.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  25. "BIZNES PLAN 2024" (PDF). cdn.tpp.uz. 2023.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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