Bogoslovskaya power station

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Bogoslovskaya power station (Богословская ТЭЦ) is an operating power station of at least 74-megawatts (MW) in Krasnoturyinsk, Krasnoturyinsk, Sverdlovsk, Russia with multiple units, some of which are not currently operating. It is also known as Bogoslovsk power station.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Bogoslovskaya power station Krasnoturyinsk, Krasnoturyinsk, Sverdlovsk, Russia 59.7815, 60.1761 (exact)

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Unit 11: 59.78154, 60.1761
  • Unit 12: 59.78154, 60.1761
  • Unit 5: 59.781594, 60.176435
  • Unit 6: 59.781594, 60.176435
  • Unit 7: 59.781594, 60.176435

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology Start year Retired year
Unit 11 cancelled coal - lignite 200 MW - - -
Unit 12 cancelled coal - lignite 200 MW - - -
Unit 5 retired coal - lignite 33 MW subcritical - -
Unit 6 operating coal - lignite 33 MW subcritical 1960 2023 (planned)
Unit 7 operating coal - lignite 41 MW subcritical 1960 2023 (planned)

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner Parent
Unit 11 United Company RUSAL PJSC United Company RUSAL PJSC
Unit 12 United Company RUSAL PJSC United Company RUSAL PJSC
Unit 5 United Company RUSAL PJSC United Company RUSAL PJSC
Unit 6 United Company RUSAL PJSC United Company RUSAL PJSC
Unit 7 United Company RUSAL PJSC United Company RUSAL PJSC

Project-level captive use details

  • Captive industry: Iron & steel


  • Source of financing:

Background on Plant

The 136-MW coal-fired Bogoslovskaya CHP power station is a cogeneration plant for RUSAL's Bogoslovskaya aluminum smelter in Krasnoturyinsk.[1] The plant was brought online between 1944 and 1960.[2][3]

In August 2013, the plant's previous owner, TGC-9 (a subsidiary of Integrated Energy Systems, which was in turn a subsidiary of the Renova Group), agreed to sell the plant to RUSAL for $25 million. The deal was agreed to after personal intervention in an inter-oligarch dispute by Vladimir Putin, in order to save the Bogoslovskaya smelter from rising energy costs.[4][5][6]

In March 2016, the plant was withdrawn from the wholesale power market; it now only produces cogeneration power for the Bogoslovskaya smelter.[7]

In January 2022, one of the chimneys of the plant collapsed.[8]

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, lists the Novo-Bogoslovskaya project: the addition of three 200-MW coal-fired units at Bogoslovskaya, with a completion date of 2009-13.[9]

However with the privatization and the subsequent sale of the plant, this project did not go ahead.[10][11][12]

In November 2013, after years of delays, TGC-9's parent company, IES, announced that it would be moving the Novo-Bogoslovskaya power plant project to the Kazan CHP-2 plant in Tatarstan.[12][13] The failure to build the Novo-Bogoslovskaya plant has been met with illegal protests in Krasnoturyinsk by workers fearing the gradual shutdown of the smelter.[14] Furthermore, the Novo-Bogoslovskaya project had apparently been switched to a gas-fired plant.[15]

Modernization and Conversion to gas

In May 2019 it was announced that the plant would cease operating on coal in 2019, under the Ministry of Energy's regional development plan for 2019-2024.[16] A different report stated that 15.5 MW of capacity would remain in operation beyond 2019.[17] In December 2019 it was reported that the modernization of the plant and conversion to gas was not yet complete.[18] As of October 2020 the plant was still being powered by coal.[19]

The plant was modernized in 2021, which included refurbishment of boiler #8.[20] In 2021, it was also reported that the station was being transitioned to function on natural gas.[20] Sources from February 2022 referred to RUSAL's plans to invest further 850 million roubles in the plant, including major repairs of two boilers and a turbine unit #7, as well as construction of the reserve gas pipeline.[21][22]

As of May 2023, there was no news on the conversion of the plant to gas.

Articles and Resources


  1. "СХЕМА И ПРОГРАММА РАЗВИТИЯ ЭЛЕКТРОЭНЕРГЕТИЧЕСКИХ СИСТЕМ РОССИИ НА 2023–2028 ГОДЫ СВЕРДЛОВСКАЯ ОБЛАСТЬ (page 46)" (PDF). 2023. {{cite web}}: line feed character in |title= at position 27 (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. "Богословская ТЭЦ". Wikipedia.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. "История". 2017. Retrieved November 2022 via the Wayback Machine. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |access-date= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. UC RUSAL Signs Agreement with IES Holding to Buy Bogoslovskaya Power Station in Sverdlovsk Region, Ural Business Consulting, Aug. 20, 2013.
  5. UC Rusal выкупит Богословскую ТЭЦ у Вексельберга, Vedomosti, June 17, 2013.
  6. Шувалов для мощности, Gazeta, Mar. 26, 2012.
  7. Богословская ТЭЦ «Русала» мощностью 141 МВт ушла с ОРЭ, получив статус блок–станции, Big Power News, 24 Mar. 2016.
  8. "На Богословской ТЭЦ в Свердловской области рухнула дымовая труба". January 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. 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.
  10. RUSAL to Cut Output at Siberian Smelters by 100,000 tns in 2013, Prime Business News, June 26, 2013.
  11. UC RUSAL: Aluminum Production at Bogoslovsky Smelter is Loss-Making, Ural Business Consulting, accessed Mar. 2014.
  12. 12.0 12.1 Премьер добавил "Русалу" электроэнергии, Kommersant, Dec. 9, 2011.
  13. Строительство энергоблока Новобогословской ТЭЦ перенесено на Казанскую ТЭЦ-2, IES press release, Nov. 20, 2013.
  14. Rally Against Suspension of Power Plant Construction in Sverdlovsk Region Passes without Incidents, Interfax (via EBSCO), Mar. 16, 2013.
  15. Power Machines Manufacture a New Generator for Novo-Bogoslovskaya TPP Belonging to IES Holding, Power Machines press release, Apr. 27, 2012.
  16. Минэнерго области сообщило о прекращении угольной генерации на двух ТЭЦ,, May 22, 2019
  18. Компания РУСАЛ в 2019 году реализовала в Краснотурьинске значимые проекты, оказавшие влияние на социально-экономическую жизнь города,, Dec. 27, 2019
  19. Elizaveta Poroshina, В Свердловской области 75 процентов мощности энергосистемы обеспечивают 4 станции,, Oct. 8, 2020
  20. 20.0 20.1 "В 2021 году РУСАЛ инвестировал в Богословскую ТЭЦ 52 млн рублей". RUSAL krasnoturinsk. Nov 2, 2021. Retrieved Jun 14, 2022.
  21. "В 2022 году РУСАЛ инвестирует в модернизацию Богословской ТЭЦ более 850 млн рублей". February 2022. Retrieved November 2022. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |access-date= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  22. "«Русал» инвестирует в модернизацию Богословской ТЭЦ 850 млн рублей". February 2022. Retrieved November 2022. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |access-date= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)

Additional data

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