Kashirskaya power station

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Kashirskaya power station is a coal-fired heat generation plant in Moscow province, Russia. The power station supplied electricity as well as heat until 2021.


The undated satellite photo below shows the plant, which is in Kashira city, Kashirsky district, Moscow province.

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Background on Plant

The first units of the Kashirskaya plant were built in 1919-22, under Premier V.I. Lenin's GOELRO electrification plan. These original units burned lignite (brown) coal.

In 1967-70, the plant was expanded with the construction of three new 300-MW coal dust-burning units. In the early 1970's, three additional 300-MW gas-fired units were added, with work completed in 1976.

Following a fire in 2002, the third unit was renovated in 2007-08, with work being completed in 2009.[1][2] The original third unit damaged in the fire was decommissioned in 2002.[3]

Inter RAO planned to decommission the coal-fired Units 4 & 5 in January 2019 (and to decommission the gas-fired units in January 2020).[4][3] As of June 2019 reports in Russian media indicate that the plant is in the process of being decommissioned.[5]

Units 1 and 2 were decommissioned on January 1, 2019.[3] Units 4, 5, and 6 were decommissioned on Jan. 1, 2020.[6] In 2021, the last operating unit No. 3 was shut down. The boilers of power unit No. 7 remain in operation at the station, providing heat supply to consumers before the construction of a new city boiler house.[3]

Description of Expansion

The RAO UES 2006-10 five-year plan (from before the restructuring of RAO UES), which RAO management approved in January 2007, lists as a long-term project the addition of a 330-MW coal-fired unit at Kashirskaya, with a completion date of 2008.[7] However, this was apparently a modernization of the existing Unit 3; this modernization was completed in 2009.[8]

In its 2012 annual report, Inter RAO states that it is "developing technical solutions and carrying out feasibility studies into the key economic and technical parameters of coal fired generating units featuring installed capacities of up to 400 MW for new construction or modernization of obsolete SKD coal-fired generating units" at the Kashirskaya plant. The report also states that this proposal, among others, was under review by the company.[2]

As of 2016, there is no apparent news on this proposal and it appears to be cancelled.

Details on Coal-Fired Units

  • Sponsor: JSC Inter RAO UES Electric Power Plants
  • Parent company: Inter RAO
  • Location: Kashira city, Kashirsky district, Moscow province, Russia
  • Coordinates: 54.858056, 38.259722 (exact)
  • Status: Retired
  • Gross capacity: Unit 6: 330 MW
  • Type: Supercritical
  • In service: Unit 3: 1966-2002; Unit 4: 1968-2020; Unit 5: 1968-2020; Unit 6: 2009-2020
  • Coal type: Anthracite and bituminous
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Project Details for Expansion

  • Sponsor: JSC Inter RAO UES - EPP
  • Parent company: Inter RAO UES
  • Location: Kashira city, Kashirsky district, Moscow province, Russia
  • Coordinates: 54.858056, 38.259722 (exact)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Gross Capacity: Up to 400 MW
  • Type: Supercritical
  • Projected in service: TBD
  • Coal Type:
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  • Source of financing:

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