Cherepovetskaya power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Cherepovetskaya power station (also called Kaduy power station, Череповецкая ГРЭС) is a 450-megawatt (MW) combined heat-and-power gas-fired power plant in Vologda province, Russia.[1]

Three coal-fired units were also originally operating at this plant (630 MW) until January 1, 2021, when these units were retired.[2]


The undated satellite photo below shows the power station near Kaduy, in Cherepovets city, Vologda province.

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The Cherepovetskaya power station is owned by Gazprom, and contains three units, totalling 630 MW, which are coal-fired; the rest of the plant is gas-fired. The plant’s three coal-fired units were brought online between 1976 and 1978.[3][4][5][1]

In November 2018 it was reported that the plant's three coal-fired units would be retired as of Jan. 1, 2021. The power supplied by the plant would be replaced by a new gas-fired plant and gas pipelines.[6] However, in October 2020 Oleg Kuvshinnikov, governor of the Vologda province, negotiated an agreement for the three coal-fired units to continue operating for at least three more years.[7][8]

As of December 2021, the company website lists the gas-fired combined cycle engine as the only equipment operating at the station and lists the generating capacity as 450 MW.[1] Several other sources, including the website for the Russian nation-wide centralized power System Operator[2], are reporting that as of January 1, 2021, the three coal-fired units have been deactivated, while the boilers of units 2 and 3 are being used in the boiler room mode to provide heat and hot water to the Kadui settlement.[2][5] We are considering these coal-fired units retired since they are no longer used to generate power.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Череповецкая ГРЭС, OGK-2 website, accessed June 2018.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 "Череповецкая ГРЭС". Russian power system operator. Retrieved Dec 22, 2021.
  3. Global Power Plant Database, World Resources Institute, Version 1.0.0, April 2018.
  4. Cherepovetskaya GRES Thermal Power Plant Russia, Global Energy Observatory, accessed June 2018.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Череповецкая ГРЭС, Wikipedia (Russian), accessed June 2018.
  6. СОБЫТИЯ На Череповецкой ГРЭС остановят три энергоблока,, Nov. 12, 2018
  7. Tatiana Lentina, In boiler room mode, Region 35, January 19, 2021
  8. In the Vologda region, decisions were made to save the Cherepovets SDPP, RBC, Oct. 9, 2020
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 Череповецкая ГРЭС, ENergybase, accessed Aug 30, 2021

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