Biysk-1 power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Biysk-1 power station is a 529.7-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Altai territory, Russia.[1]


The undated satellite photo below shows the plant, which is in Biysk city, Altai territory.

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Background on Plant

The eight-unit, 615-MW coal-fired Biysk-1 power station is owned by Biyskenergo, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Siberian Generating Company.[2] The plant’s eight units were brought online between 1951 and 1994.[3][4][1] In May 2020 Unit 7 was switched to run on cheaper D grade coal,[5] or subbituminous coal.

Capacity Uncertainty

As of June 2021, the Siberian Generating Company website listed 519 MW for the power station's capacity and only seven active turbine units, but it is unclear which units have been shut down.[1] As of December 2021, the Siberian Generating Company website listed 529.7 MW for the power station's capacity and only seven active turbine units.[1]


In February 2021, two workers at the Biysk-1 power station received severe burns when coal dust leaked into the workshop and ignited. Both workers ultimately died from their wounds. A criminal case was initiated to investigate violation of labor protection requirements resulting in the death of a person by negligence.[6]

Plant Details

  • Sponsor: OAO Biyskenergo
  • Parent company: Siberian Generating Company
  • Location: Biysk city, Altai territory, Russia
  • Coordinates: 52.48922, 85.08656 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross capacity: 615 MW: Unit 1: 25 MW; Unit 2: 25 MW; Unit 3: 60 MW; Unit 4: 110 MW; Unit 5: 110 MW; Unit 6: 110 MW; Unit 7: 110 MW; Unit 8: 65 MW
  • Type: Subcritical
  • In service: 1951-1994
  • Coal type: Unit 1-6 & Unit 8: Bituminous; Unit 7: Sub-bituminous
  • Coal source:
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Бийская ТЭЦ, Siberian Generating Company, accessed June 2021.
  2. ОАО "БИЙСКЭНЕРГО",, Accessed June 9, 2021
  3. Biysk-1 Powerplant, Enipedia, accessed June 2018.
  4. Бийская ТЭЦ, Wikipedia (Russian), accessed June 2018.
  5. Бийская ТЭЦ перешла на более экономичный и доступный вид топлива,, May 29, 2020
  6. A criminal case was initiated on the death of two people at the Biysk CHPP, Interfax, February 26, 2021

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