Darnytska power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Darnytska power station (also known as Kyiv-4 power station, Дарницька ТЕЦ) is a 160-megawatt (MW) coal- and gas-fired power station in Dniprovskyi, Kyiv City Oblast, Ukraine.

Location

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Background

The Darnytska power station has been operating since 1954. It originally had 7 turbine units, but the first 4 units were retired due to deterioration. The three operational turbines each have a capacity of 50 MW.[1] At some point, one of the turbine units was upgraded to 60 MW of capacity, giving the station a total capacity of 160 MW.[2] The plant is capable of running on coal or natural gas; in December 2021, due to coal shortages in Ukraine, the power station temporarily switched to running exclusively on natural gas.[3]

The power station was sold to Euro Reconstruction LLC in 2012.[4]

As of June 2022, it appears that the power station was unaffected by Russian shelling during the war and continues to operate normally.[5]

Environmental Impacts

The Darnytska power station has been the subject of numerous environmental complaints. For example, in 2017, Ukraine's State Ecological Inspectorate conducted an unscheduled inspection of the power station, due to it "breaking all records for the number of complaints."[6] In 2018, the Darnystska power station began the installation of 4 electrostatic precipitators to reduce emissions; the third of four precipitators was installed in November 2021.[7]

In April 2020, an inspection team was barred from accessing the Darnystka power station.[8] When the team returned in August 2020, they found numerous violations of environmental regulations and imposed a fine on the power station. The team also noted that Kyivites complain about the power station more than any other in the region.[9] Shortly thereafter, regulators threatened to close down the power station if it did not get its pollution under control. Specifically, regulators were concerned about the toxicity levels of Darnystka reservoir, which the power station uses as an ash dump.[10][11] As of December 2021, the power station was still operating, however residents continued to complain about the toxicity of the reservoir.[12][13]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: JSC Darnytska TETS
  • Parent company: Euro Reconstruction LLC
  • Location: Dniprovskyi, Kyiv City Oblast, Ukraine
  • Coordinates: 50.4478, 30.6429 (exact)
  • Coal type: Unknown
  • Coal source:
  • Gross generating capacity (operating): 160 MW
    • Unit 5: Coal-fired subcritical, 50 MW (start-up in 1965)
    • Unit 6: Coal-fired subcritical, 50 MW (start-up in 1965)
    • Unit 7: Coal-fired subcritical, 60 MW (start-up in 1965)

Articles and Resources

References

  1. https://uk.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%94%D0%B0%D1%80%D0%BD%D0%B8%D1%86%D1%8C%D0%BA%D0%B0_%D0%A2%D0%95%D0%A6
  2. Про компанію, Euro Reconstruction LLC, Accessed January 2022
  3. Дарницька ТЕЦ продовжує працювати у штатному режимі та гарантує виконання зобов’язань із теплопостачання та гарячого водопостачання, Official Portal of Kyiv, Dec. 17, 2021
  4. "Екостандарт" продав Дарницьку ТЕЦ, Economic Truth, June 14, 2012
  5. "Дарницкая ТЭЦ отсрочила возвращение потребителям горячей воды до августа". Delo.ua. Jun 17, 2022. Retrieved Jun 21, 2022.
  6. У Києві перевірять Дарницьку ТЕЦ через скарги на задимленість, Dec. 12, 2017
  7. На Дарницькій ТЕЦ завершують встановлення третього електрофільтру для зменшення шкідливих викидів (+фото), Official Portal of Kyiv, Nov. 5. 2021
  8. Дарницька ТЕЦ не дозволила екологічній інспекції перевірити рівень викидів, Mind, Apr. 30, 2020
  9. Екоінспекція розповіла про перевірку Дарницької ТЕЦ, на яку масово скаржаться кияни, Economic Truth, Aug. 25, 2020
  10. Alexandra Dimura, Чи закриють Дарницьку ТЕЦ, Kyiv, August 10, 2020
  11. Дарницьку ТЕЦ зупинять, якщо будуть порушені норми шкідливих викидів – Мінприроди, The Village, Nov. 10, 2020
  12. Отруйний відстійник у Києві: як виглядає золовідвал Дарницької ТЕЦ (ВІДЕО), Comments Kiev, Oct. 11, 2021
  13. Катастрофа на озері Гарячка в Києві: еколог заявив, що токсичне озеро підвищує ризик підхопити COVID-19, UNN, Oct. 22, 2021