Barabinsk power station

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Barabinsk power station is an operating power station of at least 34-megawatts (MW) in Kuybyshev, Novosibirsk, Russia.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Barabinsk power station Kuybyshev, Kuybyshev, Novosibirsk, Russia 55.44746, 78.365926 (exact)

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

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Unit 3R: 55.44746, 78.365926

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology Start year Retired year
Unit 3R operating coal - subbituminous, fossil gas - natural gas 34 subcritical 2003

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner
Unit 3R Siberian Energy Company JSC (SIBECO) [100.0%]


The Barabinsk power station is owned by Sibeko. In January 2018 Siberian Generating Company (SGK) acquired 78% ownership of Sibeko.[1] Siberian Generation Company is part of SUEK.[2]

The 101MW 4-unit plant is a combined heat and power plant that supplies electricity and heat to the residential sector in the city of Kuybyshev and several industrial users, the main ones being a chemical factory Anozit and a large section of the Western-Siberian railway.[3][4]

The Barabinsk power station at one point operated with seven units. Units 3 and 6 were retired in the 1980s. Unit 3 was replaced by a new unit with a modern turbine in 2003 (Unit 3R).[5] The Siberian Generating Company's website only listed four active units as of June 2021 and November 2022.[3] It appears that the 17MW Unit 1 was retired.[6] As per System Operator's document released in February 2023, Units 2,3,4 and 5 are included in installed capacity.[7]

The plant uses mainly coal, but can also operate on natural gas.[8][3][7]

In March 2018 it was announced that the plant would switch from burning bituminous coal to lignite because lignite is cheaper[9], however it was not certain that this has occurred, the company's website still listed Subbituminous coal as of November 2022.[3]

The power plant generated 159 million kWh of electricity in 2021, 161 million kWh in 2020.[10]


There was one fatality at the power station in March 2022 due to coal dust explosion.[11]

Legal action around ownership

In August 2023, it was reported that Russia's Prosecutor General had launched legal action to seize coal plants operated by Sibeko, which the government was seeking to "nationalize." A lawsuit was filed against Andrey Melnichenko, the billionaire oligarch who purchased the Siberian Energy Company (Sibeko or SIBECO) in 2018. The prosecutor alleged the original purchase of the coal plants was "antisocial" and resulted from "corrupt collusion."[12] Sibeko's plants include Barabinsk power station, Novosibirsk-2 power station, Novosibirsk-3 power station, Novosibirsk-4 power station, and Novosibirsk-5 power station.

Articles and Resources


  1. СГК завершила покупку новосибирской компании СИБЭКО,, Feb. 9, 2018
  2. Russian coal producer SUEK to take over Siberian Generating Company, Reuters, Aug. 31, 2018
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Sibgenco. "БАРАБИНСКАЯ ТЭЦ". Retrieved November 2022 via the Wayback Machine. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |access-date= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. Барабинская ТЭЦ, Wikipedia (Russian), accessed June 2018.
  5. "Тематический час: «История Барабинской ТЭЦ. Как это было?» в рамках проекта «Это наша с тобой биография» (History of the power station)". Museum Complex. Jan 22, 2021. Retrieved Dec 14, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. "Барабинская ТЭЦ увеличила выработку электроэнергии на 57% в октябре". November 11, 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Перечень электростанций, действующих и планируемых к сооружению, расширению, модернизации и выводу из эксплуатации (page 89)" (PDF). February 2023.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. "Барабинская ТЭЦ капитально ремонтирует два котлоагрегата". August 2022. {{cite web}}: External link in |website= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. Перевод ТЭЦ Новосибирска на бурый уголь позволит в 1,5 раза снизить выбросы, Tass, Mar. 21, 2018
  10. "Производственные итоги 2021 года: выработка электроэнергии и тепла растет". January 2022. Retrieved November 2022. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |access-date= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  11. "Рабочий скончался после взрыва угольной пыли на Барабинской ТЭЦ". March 12, 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  12. "Russia Seeks To Seize Power Assets Belonging To One Of Nation's Richest Individuals," Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, August 20, 2023

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