Angren power station

From Global Energy Monitor
This article is part of the CoalSwarm coverage of proposed coal plants worldwide.

Angren power station (Ангре́нская ТЭС) is a 393-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

An additional 150 MW is proposed.


The undated satellite photo below shows the power station in Angren, Okhangaron.

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The Angren power station is owned by state joint stock company Uzbekenergo. 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.[1][2]

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 Uzbekenergo (US$75.1 million) and a loan from the Chinese Ex-Im Bank (US$165.6 million).[3] The new unit was proposed to replace the first four units of the plant.[1]

Construction on a new 150 MW unit (Unit 9) began in 2014.[4]

The new 150 MW unit was completed in August 2016, and four units were subsequently retired.[5] The proposed new unit was included in the Ministry of Energy's 2020 plans through 2030.[6]

241 MW decommissioned in 2016

In 2016, the four unit retirements listed above reportedly left the 150 MW unit 9 and four 68 MW units (Units 5-8) in operation.[5]

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. Thus, the installed capacity may have dropped to 393 MW by 2017. Boiler numbers 1, 2, 3, 8, and 9 appear to remain, and turbine generator numbers 1, 2, 5, and 6 appear to remain.[7]

Unit 10 (150 MW) proposed in 2019

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) at the power station. Uzbekenergo said, in addition, the company may eventually add two more units at the power station (Units 11-12) totaling 450 MW.[8]


As part of the transformation of the country's energy sector, the state-owned Uzbekenergo, which owns all power assets in the country, was split into four companies, each with its own area of operation, from production to distribution and transmission. [9]

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 joint-stock companies Thermal Power Stations (TPP), National Electric Grids of Uzbekistan (NESU), and Regional Electric Grids (REG).[10]

The wholesale and retail markets are expected to come into operation sometime in 2023 or 2024, allowing private companies to sign power purchasing agreements on a long-term private-public partnership basis.[9]

Such deals are already being signed with companies that are interested in investing in the energy sector in Uzbekistan.[9][11]

Project Details of Unit 10

  • Sponsor: Uzbekenergo
  • Parent company:
  • Developer:
  • Location: Angren, Okhangaron, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
  • Coordinates: 41.004897, 70.122799 (exact)
  • Status: Announced
  • Capacity: 150 MW
  • Type:
  • Start date:
  • Coal Type: Lignite
  • Coal Source: Angren coal mine
  • Source of financing: equity from Uzbekenergo (US$75.1 million) and debt from Chinese Ex-Im Bank (US$165.6 million)[3]
  • Permits and applications:

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Angren Coal Power Plant Uzbekistan," Global Energy Observatory, accessed April 2016
  2. "АО «Ангренская ТЭС»," Angren IES, accessed June 9, 2021
  3. 3.0 3.1 " Harbin Power to modernize Angren thermal power station," Uz Daily, June 20, 2013
  4. "Uzbekistan Angren 1x150MW Coal-Fired Power Plant Holds the Ground Breaking Ceremony," China Hei, May 14, 2014
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Uzbekistan Completes Modernization Of The Angren TPP," East Time, August 30, 2016
  6. 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". Retrieved 2020-10-23.
  7. "История" (History), Angren IES, accessed June 9, 2021
  8. "Uzbekistan plans to build three coal-fired power plants," Energy Central, July 16, 2019
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 "Liberalisation of Uzbekistan’s energy sector offers foreign investors wealth of opportunity," Emerging Europe, November 13, 2020
  10. "The liquidation process of Uzbekenergo starts," UZ Daily, April 1, 2020
  11. "«Янги Ангрен ТЭС», «Ангренская ТЭС» и «Узбекуголь» переданы в управление компании Central Asia Energy," Review UZ, June 16, 2020

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