Chernihiv power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Chernihiv power station (also known as Chernigov power station, Чернігівська ТЕЦ) is a 210-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Chernihiv, Chernihiv Oblast, Ukraine.


The map below shows the location of the power station in Chernihiv, Chernihiv Oblast, Ukraine.[1]

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The Chernihiv power station is a cogeneration plant that was commissioned in 1961 with two 50 MW units, followed by a third, 110 MW unit in 1974. The plant supplies heat, power, and hot water to the surrounding area of Chernihiv.[2][3]

Since 2000, the power station has been leased to Technova LLC.[4]

In 2009, the plant emitted around 17.1 thousand tons of CO2 due to increased solid fuel use. To address these emissions, the plant's emission control technology (e.g. ash boilers) was upgraded and refurbished, costing around UAH 253,300 (approximately US$9,200). This project, however, only reduced the plant's emissions by around 50 tonnes.[3]

In 2017, civil protests (unrelated to energy) blocked transport of coal from eastern Ukraine to the west, causing some blackouts in the country, including the Chernihiv region.[5]

In July 2021, the power station was forced to temporarily suspend operations; energy prices had fallen too low for electricity generation at the power station to be profitable.[4] The station resumed operations one week later.[6]

War in Ukraine

Due to numerous artillery shelling, missile strikes, and air bombardments by the Russian forces in spring 2022, Chernihiv CHP suffered significant damage, leaving the city without heat and hot water.[7] Specifically, coal supply units, chemical water treatment, central panel and main thermal networks were destroyed.[8]

The critical infrastructure of the city of Chernihiv also suffered significant damage, including damaged networks and facilities of water, gas, electricity and heat, destroyed utilities equipment.[7] As a result of the shelling, 70% of the city was destroyed.[9] It was estimated that it would take at least four years to rebuild the city, given sufficient funding and speedy work.[9] In June 2022, the local and regional authorities stated that the priority is to restore these damaged facilities as soon as possible and at the latest by October 2022 in order to resume the electricity, heat, and hot water supply in time for winter.[7]

As of October, 2022, works were ongoing to restore the plant to be able to provide heating. Works were scheduled to be finished by November 30, 2022 and include a transformer, which the city purchased with its own funds, as well as window glazing for the plant building. Installation of the transformer has begun. 10% of glazing was done, but more materials needed to be purchased. It was considered that the plant may start working to provide heating even without windows in the power plant building.[10]

In October, 2022, Technova announced that is terminating the lease agreement and will transfer Chernihiv power station to the city. Since the process of early termination of the contract is incomplete, Technova LLC, realizing its social responsibility to the city's residents, will ensure the start of the heating season in the city of Chernihiv.[11] Given these plans, it appears that the plant is back to operations in some capacity, as of December 2022.

Project Details

  • Owner: Technova LLC (Lessee since 2000)
  • Ultimate Parent: City of Chernihiv[11]
  • Location: Chernihiv, Chernihiv Oblast, Ukraine
  • Coordinates: 51.4550, 31.2602 (exact)
  • Coal type: Unknown
  • Coal source:
  • Gross generating capacity (operating): 210 MW
    • Unit 1: Coal-fired subcritical, 50 MW (start-up in 1961)
    • Unit 2: Coal-fired subcritical, 50 MW (start-up in 1961)
    • Unit 3: Coal-fired subcritical, 110 MW (start-up in 1974)

Articles and Resources


  1. "Chernygiv Power Station - Wikimapia". Retrieved 2021-07-14.
  2. Історія підприємства, Technova LLC, Accessed January 2022
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Черниговская ТЭЦ — Википедия". (in русский). Retrieved 2021-07-14.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Черниговская ТЭЦ впервые за 60 лет остановила производство электроэнергии, Ukrinform, July 14, 2021
  5. "Ukraine declares emergency in energy sector amid coal blockade". Energy Central. 2017-02-16. Retrieved 2021-07-14.
  6. Черниговская ТЭЦ возобновила производство электроэнергии, Ukrinform, July 21, 2021
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 "Олексій Чернишов із робочою поїздкою відвідав Чернігівщину". Jun 2, 2022. Retrieved Jun 21, 2022.
  8. "Відновлення Чернігівської ТЕЦ: як вирішуватимуть проблеми, що залишилися у спадок?". Jun 3, 2022. Retrieved Jun 21, 2022.
  9. 9.0 9.1 "На відновлення Чернігова треба чотири роки, це якщо працювати швидко, - Атрошенко". Apr 8, 2022. Retrieved Jun 21, 2022.
  10. "Чи готова Чернігівська ТЕЦ до осінньо-зимового періоду?". October 6, 2022. {{cite web}}: External link in |website= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  11. 11.0 11.1 "КЕП «Чернігівська ТЕЦ» ТОВ фірма «Технова» забезпечить початок опалювального сезону у місті Чернігові". October 7, 2022. {{cite web}}: External link in |website= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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