Barnaulskaya-2 power station

From Global Energy Monitor

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.

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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.[1][2][3] 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.[3] The Siberian Generation Company websites lists 5 active turbine units and 12 active boilers, but it is not clear which units are currently operational.[4] 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).[5] Turbines for the units 8 and 9 were upgraded to new turbines, 65 MW each in 2014.[5]

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.[6]

Plant Details

  • 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[5][3] - 300 MW[4]
  • Type: Subcritical
  • In service: 1955-1992
  • Coal type: Bituminous
  • Coal source:
  • Source of financing:

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 Барнаульская ТЭЦ-2, Wikipedia (Russian), accessed June 2018.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Барнаульская ТЭЦ-2, Siberian Generating Company, Accessed June 8, 2021
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 "Барнаульская ТЭЦ-2". Apr 4, 2016. Retrieved Dec 14, 2021.
  6. Barnaul CHP-2 Confirmed Electric Power After Pipe Collapse, Regnum, April 19, 2021

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