Cherepovetskaya power station

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Cherepovetskaya power station (Череповецкая ГРЭС) is an operating power station of at least 450-megawatts (MW) in Kaduy, Cherepovets, Vologda, Russia with multiple units, some of which are not currently operating. It is also known as Kaduy power station.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Cherepovetskaya power station Kaduy, Cherepovets, Vologda, Russia 59.228371, 37.125883 (exact)

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

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Unit 1, Unit 2, Unit 3, Unit 4: 59.228371, 37.125883

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology CHP Start year Retired year
Unit 1 retired coal - unknown 210 subcritical 1976 2021
Unit 2 retired coal - unknown 210 subcritical 1977 2021
Unit 3 retired coal - unknown 210 subcritical 1978 2021
Unit 4 operating[1][2][3] fossil gas - natural gas[4][5] 450[2][3] combined cycle[1][4] 2014[1][2][3]

CHP is an abbreviation for Combined Heat and Power. It is a technology that produces electricity and thermal energy at high efficiencies. Coal units track this information in the Captive Use section when known.

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner
Unit 1 OGK-2 PJSC [100.0%]
Unit 2 OGK-2 PJSC [100.0%]
Unit 3 OGK-2 PJSC [100.0%]
Unit 4 OGK-2 PJSC [100.0%]

Project-level coal details

  • Coal source(s): Stepnoy coal mine, Chernogorsky coal mine, Khakassrazrezugol, Vostochno-Beisky coal mine, Intinsky (Intaugol), Zadubrovsky Novy coal mine, Yevtinsky Perspektivny coal mine[1]


The Cherepovetskaya power station is owned by OGK-2 PJSC, which in turn is owned by Gazprom.

The plant’s three coal-fired units were brought online between 1976 and 1978.[6][7][8][9] 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.[10] 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.[11][12]

As of December 2021, the company website listed the gas-fired combined cycle engine as the only equipment operating at the station with installed capacity of 450 MW.[9] Several other sources, including the website for the Russian nation-wide centralized power System Operator[13], reported 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.[13][8] We are considering these coal-fired units retired since they are no longer used to generate power.

Articles and Resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 (PDF) {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Archived from the original on 06 April 2022. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |archive-date= (help); Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Archived from the original on 19 December 2022. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
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  5. Archived from the original on 27 January 2022. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. Global Power Plant Database, World Resources Institute, Version 1.0.0, April 2018.
  7. Cherepovetskaya GRES Thermal Power Plant Russia, Global Energy Observatory, accessed June 2018.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Череповецкая ГРЭС, Wikipedia (Russian), accessed June 2018.
  9. 9.0 9.1 Череповецкая ГРЭС, OGK-2 website, accessed June 2018.
  10. СОБЫТИЯ На Череповецкой ГРЭС остановят три энергоблока,, Nov. 12, 2018
  11. Tatiana Lentina, In boiler room mode, Region 35, January 19, 2021
  12. In the Vologda region, decisions were made to save the Cherepovets SDPP, RBC, Oct. 9, 2020
  13. 13.0 13.1 "Череповецкая ГРЭС". Russian power system operator. Retrieved Dec 22, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

Additional data

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