Berezovskaya power station

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Berezovskaya power station (Березовская ГРЭС) is an operating power station of at least 2400-megawatts (MW) in Sharypovo, Sharypovo, Krasnoyarsk, Russia with multiple units, some of which are not currently operating. It is also known as Sharypova power station.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Berezovskaya power station Sharypovo, Sharypovo, Krasnoyarsk, Russia 55.5795, 89.0713 (exact)

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

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Unit 1: 55.57954, 89.07131195
  • Unit 2: 55.57954, 89.07131195
  • Unit 3: 55.57954, 89.07131195
  • Unit 4: 55.57954, 89.07131195

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology Start year Retired year
Unit 1 operating coal - lignite 800 MW supercritical 1988 -
Unit 2 operating coal - lignite 800 MW supercritical 1991 -
Unit 3 operating coal - lignite 800 MW supercritical 2015 -
Unit 4 cancelled coal - lignite 800 MW supercritical - -

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner Parent
Unit 1 Unipro PJSC Federal Agency for State Property Management (Russia) [83.70%]; other [16.30%]
Unit 2 Unipro PJSC Federal Agency for State Property Management (Russia) [83.70%]; other [16.30%]
Unit 3 Unipro PJSC Federal Agency for State Property Management (Russia) [83.70%]; other [16.30%]
Unit 4 Unipro PJSC Federal Agency for State Property Management (Russia) [83.70%]; other [16.30%]

Project-level coal details

  • Coal source: Berezovsky-1 lignite coal mine


  • Source of financing:

Background on Plant

Berezovskaya power plant was originally intended to be an eight-unit, 6,400-MW plant, however, after the first two 800-MW units were completed in 1988 and 1991, financing for the project ran out. Works to complete the unit were restarted in 2011 (see below).

Coal from the plant comes directly from the nearby Berezovsky lignite coal mine, via a 14 km-long system of conveyor belts.[1] Berezovskaya is the only plant in Russia that operates large 800-MW units on coal.[2]

In December 2021, Unipro was certified with ISO 14001:2015 in relation to the production of electricity and heat energy, transportation of heat energy. The certificate is valid until December 13, 2022.[3]

The plant produced 4,339 million kWh of electricity in 2020 and 4,503 million kWh in 2021.[4] In 2022 electricity generation reached 10,940 million kWh. Such a high increase was due to re-commissioning of Unit 3 in 2021 after several years of outage due to the fire in 2016.[5]

Ownership and 2023 Nationalization

Berezovskaya power station was part of OGK-2 which was acquired by E.On in 2007. Since 2016, after the separation of the new international company Uniper from the E.ON concern, E.ON Russia became part of Uniper and in June 2016 was renamed Unipro PJSC .[6][7] Uniper's majority shareholder was Fortum Oyj with 78% as of 31 December 2021.[8] As announced on 21 September 2022, Fortum was to divest Uniper to the German state by the end of 2022.[9] As of 31 December 2022, Uniper's shareholder was the Federal Republic of Germany with over 99%.[10]

However Uniper lost control of its Russian subsidiary Unipro in the end of 2022, as reported in 2023.[11] In April 2023 Russian state administration was established following Vladimir Putin's decree establishing state management by the Russian Federal Agency for State Property Management over the company. The move was made in response to "unfriendly actions" towards Russia.[12]

Expansion (2011-2015)

The RAO UES 2006-10 five-year plan (from before the restructuring of RAO UES), which RAO management approved in January 2007, listed as a long-term project the addition of two 800-MW coal-fired units at Berezovskaya, with completion dates of 2009-11.[13] In May 2011, E.ON began work on building a third 800-MW unit at the plant, at a cost of $1.4 billion. The state Glavgosexpertiza, the state agency in charge of building permits, approved the project in July 2012. Turkish company ENKA was also involved in the construction.[14] The new 800-MW unit went online in September 2015.[15][4]

Although at one time up to 8 units of 800 MW were contemplated at Berezovskaya; those plans are no longer active.[4]

Unit 3 Fire Incident

In February 2016, a fire in the boiler room of the new Unit 3 severely damaged the unit.[16] In August 2016, Unipro announced that restoring the damaged unit would take until 2018, and would cost 25 billion roubles, or about $400 million.[17] As of August 2018 Unit 3 was expected to be repaired and recommissioned by Q3 2019.[18] In May 2019 Unipro announced that Unit 3 would go back into service in December 2019.[19] In November 2019 it was reported that repairs of Unit 3 were completed and the unit was again commissioned.[20] In May 2020 several outlets reported that Unit 3 had not been re-commissioned yet and would remain out of service until the end of 2020.[21] In August 2020 the recommissioning of Unit 3 was postponed to early 2021.[22] Unit 3 finally returned to service in April 2021.[23][2]

Articles and Resources


  1. Березовская ГРЭС - Общая информация, E.ON Russia website, accessed Feb. 2014.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Unipro. "Общая информация". Retrieved November 2022. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |access-date= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. "Компания «Юнипро» соответствует требованиям международного стандарта ISO 14001:2015". EP Russia. Dec 14, 2021. Retrieved Dec 15, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "Берёзовская ГРЭС (Россия)," Wikipedia (Russia), accessed November 2016
  5. "«Юнипро» в 2022 году увеличила выработку на 19,3%". January 2023. {{cite web}}: External link in |website= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. "Unipro (company)". Retrieved November 2022. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |access-date= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. "Uniper". Wikipedia (Russian). Retrieved Dec 15, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. Uniper. "Shareholder structure". Retrieved November 2022. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |access-date= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. "Fortum and Uniper | Fortum". Fortum. Retrieved 2022-10-31.
  10. "Shareholder structure: Investors". 2023. {{cite web}}: External link in |website= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  11. "Uniper takes €4bn hit after losing control of Russian subsidiary". February 2023.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  12. "Uniper reviewing legal situation with state administration of Unipro". April 2023.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  13. Investment Program of RAO UES of Russia Thermal Generation Companies for 2006-2010 and Key Power-Generating Equipment Required by OGK/TGK for its Implementation, RAO UES document, Jan. 29, 2007.
  14. [1] ENKA company website, accessed Jan 2018
  15. ОАО «Э.ОН Россия» ввело в эксплуатацию энергоблок №3 Березовской ГРЭС, Unipro Energy press release, 30 Sept. 2015.
  16. Power Unit No. 3 of Berezovskaya GRES is Under Unscheduled Repairs, Unipro Energy press release, 2 Feb. 2016.
  17. Восстановление энергоблока Березовской ГРЭС обойдется в 25 млрд рублей, Vedomosti, 12 Aug. 2016.
  18. Unipro: Waiting for Berezovskaya relaunch, Veles Capital, Aug. 13, 2018
  19. "Юнипро" удачно начала год,, May 20, 2019
  20. Третий не лишний: Берёзовская ГРЭС завершает реконструкцию энергоблока,, Nov. 19, 2019
  21. Запуск третьего энергоблока Березовской ГРЭС перенесен на конец 2020 года,, May 7, 2020
  22. Юнипро откладывает запуск энергоблока Березовской ГРЭС. Что, UNipro, Aug. 11, 2020
  23. Unipro has completed the restoration of the Berezovskaya GRES. What does it mean, BCS Express, Apr. 9, 2021

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