Karaganda GRES-1 power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Karaganda GRES-1 power station (also known as Карагандинская ГРЭС-1 and Karagandinsky GRES) is a 84-megawatt (MW) coal-fired combined heat and power station in Termitau, Karaganda Region, Kazakhstan.[1]


The map below shows the location of the power station in Termitau, Karaganda Region, Kazakhstan.

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According to the company's website, Karaganda GRES-1 is allegedly the oldest power plant in Kazakhstan and was put into operation in October 1942 with one boiler and one turbine. Further construction was carried out in five stages and ended in 1956 with an installed electrical capacity of 250 MW. In December 2005, the power station was acquired by the Bassel Group.

The power station's installed capacity is currently 84 MW: The main operating equipment includes three boiler units with a steam capacity of 230 tons per hour and two turbine generators with a capacity of 42 MW. The power plant operates in a combined mode, releasing electrical energy and thermal energy from the turbine extractions. The power station employs more than 300 people.[2]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Bassel Group
  • Parent company: Bassel Group
  • Location: Termitau, Karaganda Region, Kazakhstan
  • Coordinates: 50.0467, 73.0532 (exact)
  • Coal type: Bituminous
  • Coal source:
  • Gross generating capacity (operating): 84 MW
    • Unit 1: Coal-fired subcritical, 42 MW (start-up in 1942)
    • Unit 2: Coal-fired subcritical, 42 MW (start-up in 1942)

Articles and Resources


  1. "Карагандинская ГРЭС-1," Wikipedia, last edited May 25, 2021
  2. "Главная страница," BASSEL GROUP LLS, Карагандинская ГРЭС-1, accessed June 13, 2021