Cherkasy power station

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Cherkasy power station (Черкаська ТЕЦ) is an operating power station of at least 180-megawatts (MW) in Cherkasy, Ukraine.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Cherkasy power station Cherkasy, Cherkasy, Cherkasy, Ukraine 49.390543, 32.067372 (exact)

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

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Unit 3, Unit 4, Unit 5: 49.390543, 32.067372

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology Start year Retired year
Unit 3 operating coal - unknown 60 subcritical 1965
Unit 4 operating coal - unknown 60 subcritical 1966
Unit 5 operating coal - unknown 60 subcritical 1967

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner
Unit 3 Cherkasy CHP LLC [100.0%]
Unit 4 Cherkasy CHP LLC [100.0%]
Unit 5 Cherkasy CHP LLC [100.0%]


Construction on the Cherkasy power station began in 1961, and the station reached its 230 MW design capacity in 1968. The station consists of 5 turbine units and 14 boiler units. It provides heat and power to the Cherkasy Chemical Fiber Plant (Cherkasy Khimvolokno JSC) as well as to the majority of the population of the city of Cherkasy. Originally, the power station ran on both natural gas and coal, but in 2006, the power station switched to only burning coal.[1][2][3]

Cherkasy Khimvolokno's website reported the plant's capacity as 200MW (as of December 2022 and June 2023).[4]

In 2020, a conflict emerged between regional authorities and the Cherkasy power station. The authorities accused the power station of unnecessarily inflating tariffs for electricity and heat.[5] One observer claimed that between March and October 2020 the power station had extorted 80 million UAH (approximately US$2.8 million) by charging tariffs in excess of the level recommended by Ukraine's National Commission for State Regulation of Energy and Utilities.[6]

As of 2021, Cherkasy Khimvolokno was owned by Palos Establishment Ltd (89.8%), according to the company's annual statements.[7] It is ultimately controlled by a businessman Anatoly Shkriblyak, according to media sources.[8]

Environmental Impact

In 2020, the State Ecological Inspectorate of Ukraine found that the Cherkasy Chemical Fiber Plant and the Cherkasy power station were among the most heavily polluting enterprises in Ukraine. An inspection of the facility found numerous violations of environmental regulations, such as exceeding permitted amounts of emissions of pollutants and improper disposal of waste.[9]

War in Ukraine

As of December 2022, the city of Cherkasy has been reportedly without electricity several times. Heating was also disrupted.[10]

Generation of electricity and heat was temporarily suspended in April 2023 due to an accident inside the station and the need to conduct repairs.[11][12] Operations restarted on May 9th.[13] In June 2023, due to another emergency, hot water supply was interrupted.[14] As of January 2024, the plant appeared operating.[15]

Articles and Resources


  1. Черкаська ТЕЦ, Wikipedia (Ukrainian), Accessed January 2022
  2. Черкаській ТЕЦ – 59 років!, Cherkasy Chemical Fiber, June 2, 2020
  3. Про компанію, Cherkasy Chemical Fiber, Accessed January 2022
  4. "Тарифи для населення". Retrieved December 2022. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |access-date= (help); External link in |website= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. У Черкасах розгорілася «війна» між обласною владою і ТЕЦ, Procherk, Dec. 9, 2020
  6. Черкаська ТЕЦ обікрала черкащан близько на 80 млн грн, Cherkasiteplokomunenergo, Oct. 27, 2020
  7. "2021 Annual report" (PDF). 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. "Шкрибляк Анатолий Васильевич: миллиардер на схемах и контрабанде". February 2023.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. Черкаська ТЕЦ – в сотні підприємств, які найбільше забруднюють повітря України, Suspilne, Dec. 22, 2020
  10. "Місто Черкаси повністю знеструмлено, – Бондаренко". November 23, 2022. {{cite web}}: External link in |website= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  11. "Черкаська ТЕЦ із 9 квітня призупиняє роботу". April 2023.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  12. "Черкаська ТЕЦ зупинилася на ремонт внаслідок аварії". April 2023.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  13. "З 09 травня Черкаська ТЕЦ поетапно відновлює постачання гарячої води!". May 2023.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  14. "Внаслідок аварійної ситуації на ТЕЦ одну добу не буде гарячої води". June 2023.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  15. "У Черкасах трапився порив на мережі ТЕЦ". / January 2024.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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