Karaganda TPS-3 power station

From Global Energy Monitor

The Karaganda power station (also known as Карагандинская ТЭЦ-3 or ТОО Караганда Энергоцентр) is a 670-megawatt (MW) coal-fired combined heat and power station in Kazakhstan.


The undated satellite photo below shows the power station in Karaganda.

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According to the company's website, Karaganda Energocenter LLP is the only centralized supplier of heat energy and the largest supplier of electricity in the city of Karaganda. The installed capacity at the power station is 670 MW (with 532 MW available), and the station employs 906 people.[1]

Karaganda power station initially consisted of four 110 MW subcritical units. The first two units went online in 1977, the third in 1978, and the fourth in 1990. The Environmental Defense Fund noted that the plant was financed by a multilateral development bank and that the "borrower was TOO Karaganda Power (KPC), a privately owned limited liability Kazakh company."[2]

A fifth unit was added in 2011 (110 MW, 120 MW, or 150 MW depending on the source).[3]

In 2016, the company reported that the introduction of an additional power unit, the second stage of a large-scale plant expansion project, was providing the region with an additional 110 megawatts of electric power.[4]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: TOO Karaganda Energy Center
  • Parent company:
  • Developer:
  • Location: Karaganda, Kazakhstan
  • Coordinates: 49.916732, 73.237172 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Capacity and start dates: 670 MW:
    • Unit 1: 110 MW (1977)
    • Unit 2: 110 MW (1977)
    • Unit 3: 110 MW (1978)
    • Unit 4: 110 MW (1990)
    • Unit 5: 120 MW (2012)
    • Unit 6: 110 MW (2016)
  • Type:
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  • Coal Source: Ekibastuz basin
  • Source of financing:
  • Permits and applications:

Articles and resources


  1. "ОБЩАЯ ИНФОРМАЦИЯ" (General Info), Карагандинская ТЭЦ-3, accessed June 13, 2021
  2. "Coal-Fired Plants Financed by International Public Investment Institutions Since 1994," Appendix to Foreclosing the Future: Coal, Climate and International Public Finance: Investment in coal-fired power plants hinders the fight against global warming, Environmental Defense Fund, April 2009
  3. "Power Machines produces turbine generator for Karagandinskaya CHP-3 (Kazakhstan) ahead of schedule," Power Machines, April 4, 2011

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