Barnaulskaya-3 power station

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Barnaulskaya-3 power station is an operating power station of at least 445-megawatts (MW) in Barnaul, Industrialny, Altai Krai, Russia.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Barnaulskaya-3 power station Barnaul, Industrialny, Barnaul, Altai Krai, Russia 53.335634, 83.610099 (exact)

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Unit 3, Unit 2, Unit 1: 53.335634, 83.610099

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology Start year Retired year
Unit 3 operating coal - lignite, fossil gas - natural gas 190 subcritical 1985
Unit 2 operating coal - lignite, fossil gas - natural gas 175 subcritical 1983
Unit 1 operating coal - lignite, fossil gas - natural gas 80 subcritical 1981

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner
Unit 3 Barnaul Generation JSC [100.0%]
Unit 2 Barnaul Generation JSC [100.0%]
Unit 1 Barnaul Generation JSC [100.0%]

Project-level coal details


The three-unit, 445-MW coal-fired Barnaulskaya-3 power station is owned by Barnaul Generation, which in turn is owned by SUEK. The plant used to be part of TGC-2 (Kuzbassenergo) until restructuring in 2013.

The station is the largest in the Altai territory. It supplies heat for domestic use as well steam to some industrial users.[1]

The plant’s three units were brought online between 1981 and 1985.[2][3][4] The power station consists of three turbines and 12 boilers (five power-generating and seven water-heating boilers).[1]

The gross capacity of the station is stated to be 445 MW on the company's website.[1] The System Operator's document released in February 2023 confirms the plant's capacity at 445MW.[5] Electricity generation in 2022 was 2,312 million kWh.[6]

Fuel Uncertainty

Since 1997, four of the boilers have been converted to operate on natural gas.[4] The System Operator's document released in February 2023 states that the plant can operate on both gas and coal.[5] However according to the company's website the main fuel is lignite coal.[1] Other media sources from 2018 and 2020 suggest the same - lignite coal is supplied to the plant from the Borodinsky coal mine, also owned by SUEK.[7][8] The coal mine is located in Krasnoyarsk region more than 1,000 km away from the power plant.


As part of the plant's modernization, it is planned to increase capacity of Unit 2 by 10MW to 185 MW by 2026.[5]

Corruption case

In November 2017 a notary for Barnaulskaya-3 was convicted of embezzling 38 millions rubles from the plant, and was sentenced to four years and three months in prison.[9]

Articles and Resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "БАРНАУЛЬСКАЯ ТЭЦ-3". Retrieved November 2022 via Wayback Machine. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |access-date= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. Global Power Plant Database, World Resources Institute, Version 1.0.0, April 2018.
  3. Barnaulskaya CHPS-3 Russia, Global Energy Observatory, accessed June 2018.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Барнаульская ТЭЦ-3, Wikipedia (Russian), accessed June 2018.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 "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)
  6. "Выработка СГК в 2022г достигла рекордного уровня, увеличившись почти на 14%". January 2023. {{cite web}}: External link in |website= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. "На Барнаульских ТЭЦ формируют запасы угля". August 2018.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. "540 тысяч тонн угля составляют запасы на складах барнаульских ТЭЦ". October 27, 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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