Berezovskaya power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Berezovskaya power station is a 2,400-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Krasnoyarsk territory, Russia. A further 800 MW was proposed but never developed.


The undated satellite photo below shows the plant, which is near Sharypovo town in Sharypovo district, Krasnoyarsk territory.

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Background on Plant

The existing Berezovskaya GRES power plant was a two-unit, 1,600-MW coal-fired power plant in the Krasnoyarsk territory of Siberia. When the project was begun in 1976, the plant was originally intended to be an eight-unit, 6,400-MW plant; however, after the first two units were completed in 1988 and 1991, financing for the project ran out. In 2007, the plant was acquired by Unipro[1] (previously known as E.ON Russia), a subsidiary of the German company Uniper[2] (previously known as E.ON AG).[3][4] Coal from the plant comes directly from the nearby Berezovsky lignite coal mine, via a 14 km-long system of conveyor belts.[3]

In December 2021, the company Unipro which operates this plant 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.[5]

Description of Expansion

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.[6]

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. [7] The new unit went online in September 2015.[8]

Although at one time up to 8 units of 800 MW were contemplated at Berezovskaya; those plans are no longer active.[9]

In February 2016, a fire in the boiler room of the new Unit 3 severely damaged the unit.[10] In August 2016, Unipro announced that restoring the damaged unit would take until 2018, and would cost 25 billion rubles, or about $400 million.[11] As of August 2018 Unit 3 was expected to be repaired and recommissioned by Q3 2019.[12] In May 2019 Unipro announced that Unit 3 would go back into service in December 2019.[13] In November 2019 it was reported that repairs of Unit 3 were completed and the unit was again commissioned.[14] 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.[15] In August 2020 the recommissioning of Unit 3 was postponed to early 2021.[16] Unit 3 finally returned to service in April 2021.[17]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Unipro (previously known as E.ON Russia)
  • Parent company: Uniper (previously known as E.ON AG)
  • Location: Sharypovo town, Sharypovo district, Krasnoyarsk territory, Russia
  • Coordinates: 55.57954, 89.07217 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross Capacity: 2400 MW (Units 1-3: 800 MW)
  • Type: Supercritical
  • In service: Unit 1: 1988; Unit 2: 1991; Unit 3: 2015-2016, 2021
  • Coal Type: Lignite
  • Coal Source: Berezovsky-1 lignite coal mine
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. "Unipro (company)". Wikipedia (Russian). Retrieved Dec 15, 2021.
  2. "Uniper". Wikipedia (Russian). Retrieved Dec 15, 2021.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Березовская ГРЭС - Общая информация, E.ON Russia website, accessed Feb. 2014.
  4. Lignite-fired Power Station BGRES-3 - Berezovskaya/Russia, thinkproject! website, accessed Feb. 2014.
  5. "Компания «Юнипро» соответствует требованиям международного стандарта ISO 14001:2015". EP Russia. Dec 14, 2021. Retrieved Dec 15, 2021.
  6. 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.
  7. [1] ENKA company website, accessed Jan 2018
  8. ОАО «Э.ОН Россия» ввело в эксплуатацию энергоблок №3 Березовской ГРЭС, Unipro Energy press release, 30 Sept. 2015.
  9. "Берёзовская ГРЭС (Россия)," Wikipedia (Russia), accessed November 2016
  10. Power Unit No. 3 of Berezovskaya GRES is Under Unscheduled Repairs, Unipro Energy press release, 2 Feb. 2016.
  11. Восстановление энергоблока Березовской ГРЭС обойдется в 25 млрд рублей, Vedomosti, 12 Aug. 2016.
  12. Unipro: Waiting for Berezovskaya relaunch, Veles Capital, Aug. 13, 2018
  13. "Юнипро" удачно начала год,, May 20, 2019
  14. Третий не лишний: Берёзовская ГРЭС завершает реконструкцию энергоблока,, Nov. 19, 2019
  15. Запуск третьего энергоблока Березовской ГРЭС перенесен на конец 2020 года,, May 7, 2020
  16. Юнипро откладывает запуск энергоблока Березовской ГРЭС. Что, UNipro, Aug. 11, 2020
  17. Unipro has completed the restoration of the Berezovskaya GRES. What does it mean, BCS Express, Apr. 9, 2021

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