Argayash power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Argayash power station is a 195-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Chelyabinsk province, Russia.


The undated satellite photo below shows the plant, which is near the settlement of Novogorny, in Argayashsky district, Chelyabinsk province.

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Background on Plant

The six-unit, 195-MW coal-fired Argayash power station is owned by Fortum. The plant’s six units were brought online between 1953 and 1986.[1][2][3]

Environmental Impact

In August 2019 the Arbitration Court of the Chelyabinsk Region found that the plant had been illegally dumping effluents in Lake Ulagach in violation of the Russian Water Code.[4]

Plant Details

  • Sponsor: OJSC Fortum Russia
  • Parent company: Fortum
  • Location: Novogorny, Argayashsky district, Chelyabinsk province, Russia
  • Coordinates: 55.638704, 60.776117 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross capacity: 195 MW (Units 1-3: 35 MW; Unit 5: 40 MW; Unit 6: 20 MW; Unit 7: 30 MW)
  • Type: Subcritical
  • In service: 1953-1955 (Units 1-5); 1986 (Unit 6)
  • Coal type: Lignite
  • Coal source:
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. Global Power Plant Database, World Resources Institute, Version 1.0.0, April 2018.
  2. Argayashsky CHP Power Plant Russia, Global Energy Observatory, accessed June 2018.
  3. Аргаяшская ТЭЦ, Wikipedia (Russian), accessed June 2018.
  4. «Фортум» обязали через суд получить разрешение на сброс стоков в озеро на Урале,, Aug. 27, 2019

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