Barnaulskaya-2 power station

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Barnaulskaya-2 power station (Barnaul-2 and Барнаульская ТЭЦ-2) is an operating power station of at least 300-megawatts (MW) in Barnaul, Oktyabrysky, Barnaul, Altai Krai, Russia.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Barnaulskaya-2 power station Barnaul, Oktyabrysky, Barnaul, Altai Krai, Russia 53.3900, 83.7611 (exact)

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Unit 5: 53.389993, 83.761134
  • Unit 6: 53.389993, 83.761134
  • Unit 7: 53.389993, 83.761134
  • Unit 8: 53.389993, 83.761134
  • Unit 9: 53.389993, 83.761134

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology Start year Retired year
Unit 5 operating subbituminous 60 MW subcritical - -
Unit 6 operating subbituminous 60 MW subcritical - -
Unit 7 operating subbituminous 50 MW subcritical - -
Unit 8 operating subbituminous 65 MW subcritical - -
Unit 9 operating subbituminous 65 MW subcritical - -

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner Parent
Unit 5 Barnaul Generation JSC Siberian Coal Energy Company JSC
Unit 6 Barnaul Generation JSC Siberian Coal Energy Company JSC
Unit 7 Barnaul Generation JSC Siberian Coal Energy Company JSC
Unit 8 Barnaul Generation JSC Siberian Coal Energy Company JSC
Unit 9 Barnaul Generation JSC Siberian Coal Energy Company JSC

Project-level coal details

  • Coal source: Chernogorsky coal mine, vostochno-beisky coal mine


  • Source of financing:

Background on Plant

The 5-unit 300.5MW coal-fired Barnaulskaya-2 power station is owned by Barnaul Generation, which is owned by SUEK.

The plant’s nine turbine units were brought online between 1955 and 1992.[1][2][3] 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).[4] In 2012-2015, turbine units 8 and 9 were upgraded to newer models, and their capacity increased from 50 MW to 65 MW.[3][4]

In early 2010s, the company decommissioned 4 turbines and 5 boilers, which became economically unjustified.[5] The units retired were the oldest 4 units with 100MW of capacity. This left the plant with 5 active turbine units with total capacity of 300.5MW, according to the company's website and the System Operator's documents.[6][7] Some other sources reported that the plant's capacity is 275MW.[4][3]

The plant supplies electricity and heat to almost half of the city of Barnaul - mainly to its central part.[3]

Fuel Uncertainty

In the mid 1990s, several of the boiler units were converted to run on natural gas.[3] The System Operator's document released in February 2023 confirmed that the plant can operate on both gas and coal.[7] However according to the company's website it appears that mostly coal is used.[6] Other media sources from 2018 and 2020 suggest the same - coal grade D (subbituminous) is brought to the power plant by rail or road transport from the coal mines owned by SUEK in Khakassiya region or Kemerovo - eg from Chernogorsky coal mine, Vostochno-Beisky coal mine.[8][9]

Chimney Collapse

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.[10]

The load was redistributed to the other chimney. 3 boilers were connected to the collapsed chimney (boilers No 6, 7 and 9, which was in conservation mode). It was decided to connect boilers 6 and 7 to the other chimney, while boiler 9 was put in conservation, as planned before. The redesign was completed before the start of the new heating season in autumn 2021, together with the dismantling of the collapsed chimney and the repairs of the damage to the facility.[11]

Articles and Resources


  1. Global Power Plant Database, World Resources Institute, Version 1.0.0, April 2018.
  2. Barnaulskaya CHPS-2 Russia, Global Energy Observatory, accessed June 2018.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Барнаульская ТЭЦ-2, Wikipedia (Russian), accessed June 2018.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "Барнаульская ТЭЦ-2". Apr 4, 2016. Retrieved Dec 14, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. "Крутая история. Как в Барнауле появилась «печка» №2 и какая судьба ее ждет". 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. 6.0 6.1 "БАРНАУЛЬСКАЯ ТЭЦ-2". Retrieved November 2022 via the Wayback Machine. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |access-date= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Перечень электростанций, действующих и планируемых к сооружению, расширению, модернизации и выводу из эксплуатации (page 40)" (PDF). February 2023.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. "На Барнаульских ТЭЦ формируют запасы угля". August 2018.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. "540 тысяч тонн угля составляют запасы на складах барнаульских ТЭЦ". October 27, 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  10. Barnaul CHP-2 Confirmed Electric Power After Pipe Collapse, Regnum, April 19, 2021
  11. "Первый отопительный сезон без трубы: как выглядит новая схема работы Барнаульской ТЭЦ-2". November 23, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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