Barnaulskaya-2 power station
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Barnaulskaya-2 power station (or Barnaul-2 power station) is a 369-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Altai territory, Russia.
The undated satellite photo below shows the plant, which is in Oktyabrsky rayon, Barnaul city, Altai territory.
Background on Plant
The nine-unit, 369-MW coal-fired Barnaulskaya-2 power station is owned by SUEK. The plant’s nine turbine units were brought online between 1955 and 1992. In the mid 1990s, several of the boiler units were converted to run on natural gas. In 2012—2015, turbines 8 and 9 were upgraded to newer models, and their capacity increased from 50 MW to 65 MW. The Siberian Generation Company websites lists 5 active turbine units and 12 active boilers, but it is not clear which units are currently operational. Estimates for the generation capacity of the plant also vary between sources.
The first phase was commissioned in 1955. In 1958-1959, the second phase of the station was commissioned, with 2 boilers and 2 turbines with a total capacity of 50 MW (2 * 25) (units 3 and 4). In 1961-1964, the third phase of the station was commissioned, 4 boilers and 2 turbines with 52 MW each (units 5 and 6). In 1967, 2 additional boilers were commissioned and 1 turbine unit with a capacity of 50 MW (unit 7). In 1968-1973, the fifth phase was commissioned, 7 boilers and 2 turbines with 55 MW each (units 8 and 9). Turbines for the units 8 and 9 were upgraded to new turbines, 65 MW each in 2014.
On April 11, 2021, one of the two operating chimneys at the Barnaulskaya-2 power station collapsed, causing extensive damage to the facility. The power station was forced to shut down operations for about a week. The Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation for the Altai Territory saw in the incident signs of a crime under Part 1 of Art. 217 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (“Violation of industrial safety requirements for hazardous production facilities, resulting in large damage by negligence”), initiating a criminal case.
- Sponsor: TGC-12 (Kuzbassenergo)
- Parent company: SUEK
- Location: Oktyabrsky rayon, Barnaul city, Altai territory, Russia
- Coordinates: 53.389993, 83.761134 (exact)
- Status: Operating
- Gross capacity: 275 MW - 300 MW
- Type: Subcritical
- In service: 1955-1992
- Coal type: Bituminous
- Coal source:
- Source of financing:
Articles and resources
- Global Power Plant Database, World Resources Institute, Version 1.0.0, April 2018.
- Barnaulskaya CHPS-2 Russia, Global Energy Observatory, accessed June 2018.
- Барнаульская ТЭЦ-2, Wikipedia (Russian), accessed June 2018.
- Барнаульская ТЭЦ-2, Siberian Generating Company, Accessed June 8, 2021
- "Барнаульская ТЭЦ-2". Zavodfoto.livejournal.com. Apr 4, 2016. Retrieved Dec 14, 2021.
- Barnaul CHP-2 Confirmed Electric Power After Pipe Collapse, Regnum, April 19, 2021