Kashirskaya power station

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Kashirskaya power station is a natural gas- and fuel oil-fired heat generation plant in Kashira, Russia. The power station supplied electricity as well as heat until 2021. There is currently a proposal to install new natural gas-fired units at the plant.

Location

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Background

Coal-fired units

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. 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] In 2021, the last operating unit No. 3 was shut down.[3]

Gas-fired units

In the early 1970's, three additional 300-MW gas-fired units were added, with work completed in 1976. An additional gas- and fuel oil-fired[3] Unit 7 was added in 1983, with capacity of 80 MW.[6] Units 4, 5, and 6 were decommissioned on Jan. 1, 2020.[7] 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] Units 4-6 were previously identified as coal units; however, based on the available information, they do not appear to be or have been coal units.

Coal-fired expansion proposal

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.[8] However, this was actually a modernization of the existing Unit 3; this modernization was completed in 2009.[6][9] 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.

Gas-fired expansion proposal

In March 2021, it was announced that Inter RAO, when competing in the government capacity increase program ("КОММод-ПГУ"), has won the right to install four gas turbines with capacity of 150-190 MW each. Total project's capacity will amount to 896 MW. The project is expected to be completed by January 1, 2028.[10] In May 2021, it was announced that the company plans to install four combined-cycle turbines, 150 MW each.[11] The company intends to use turbines designed and manufactured in Russia.[11] In July 2021, the company was considering Russian turbine manufacturers.[12]

In October 2021, Inter RAO Group («Интер РАО») and NordEnergoGroup (ООО «НордЭнергоГрупп») (subsidiary of Severgroup LLC)[13] have created a joint venture Kashirskaya GRES LLC (ООО «Каширская ГРЭС») for the implementation of the project.[14] In February 2022, Inter RAO Group and NordEnergoGroup signed an agreement about joint implementation of the project and subsequent operation of the power plant's new power units.[15] The total joint investment in the project will amount to approximately 80 billion rubles.[15] The parties agreed on the parameters of the project implementation, principles of enterprise management, financing, as well as approaches to solving various corporate issues. According to the agreement, Inter RAO Group will prepare design documentation, carry out construction and installation works, supply auxiliary equipment, and carry out commissioning of the plant. NordEnergoGroup will be responsible for the supply, supervision and testing of the main equipment, as well as its maintenance.[15] It was also mentioned that the company plans to install two combined cycle units, 450 MW each with the total capacity of 900 MW. The combined cycle units will be based on a Russian gas turbine GTE-170.1, created by Power Machines JSC (АО «Силовые машины») with the support of the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade.[15]

Project Details

Project Details, 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 (retired): 330 MW[16][17]
  • Type: Supercritical
  • In service: Unit 3: 1966-2002; replaced in 2009[17][3]
  • Note: Units 4-6 were previously identified as coal units; however, based on the available information, they do not appear to be or have been coal units.
  • Coal type: Anthracite and bituminous
  • Coal source:
  • Source of financing:

Project Details, Gas-fired Units

  • Owner: JSC Inter RAO UES Electric Power Plants
  • Parent: PJSC Inter RAO
  • Location: Kashira, Kashirsky district, Moscow province, Russia
  • Coordinates: 54.858056, 38.259722 (exact)[17]
  • Gross generating capacity (retired): 980 MW
  • Note: Units 4-6 were previously identified as coal units; however, based on the available information, they do not appear to be or have been coal units.

Project Details, Coal-fired 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:
  • Coal Source:
  • Source of financing:

Project Details, Gas-fired Expansion

  • Owner: Kashirskaya GRES LLC [14][15]
  • Parent: PJSC Inter RAO, Severgroup LLC[15]
  • Location: Kashira, Kashirsky district, Moscow province, Russia
  • Coordinates: 54.858056, 38.259722 (exact)
  • Gross generating capacity (announced): 896 MW[10][15][14]
  • Capacity uncertainty: Announced capacity varies from four combined cycle units 150 MW each[11] (600 MW total) to two combined cycle units 450 MW each (900 MW total)[10][15][14]
  • Cost: 80 billion Russian rubles[15]

Articles and resources

References

  1. Kashirskaya Thermal Power Plant, OGK-1 website, accessed Feb. 2014.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Inter RAO 2012 Annual Report, p. 27.
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16 3.17 3.18 3.19 3.20 Каширская ГРЭС, Russian Wikipedia, accessed June 2021
  4. «Интер РАО» за четыре года закроет до 2,7 ГВт мощностей, Vedomosti, 29 Feb. 2016.
  5. Экспериментальная теплоэлектростанция придет на смену мощностей Каширской ГРЭС, Kashira.ru, Jun. 1, 2019
  6. 6.00 6.01 6.02 6.03 6.04 6.05 6.06 6.07 6.08 6.09 6.10 Каширская ГРЭС, Inter RAO website, accessed July 2016.
  7. К 100-летию ГОЭЛРО: Каширская ГРЭС – первая электростанция, работающая на подмосковном угле, elec.ru, Jun. 4, 2020
  8. Investment Program of RAO UES of Russia Thermal Generation Companies for 2006-2010 and Key Power-Generating Equipment Required by OGK/TGK for its Implementation, RAO UES document, Jan. 29, 2007.
  9. "ОГК-1 планирует перевести третий энергоблок Каширской ГРЭС на уголь в I квартале 2010 года". Inter RAO. Jan 22, 2010. Retrieved Dec 27, 2021.
  10. 10.00 10.01 10.02 10.03 10.04 10.05 10.06 10.07 10.08 10.09 10.10 "«Интер РАО» в рамках КОММод-ПГУ введёт 896 МВт на Каширской ГРЭС, выведя 747 МВт на Южноуральской ГРЭС". Peretok.ru. Mar 5, 2021. Retrieved Apr 27, 2022.
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 11.6 "«Интер РАО» входит в парогазовый цикл". Kommersant. May 28, 2021. Retrieved Apr 27, 2022.
  12. ""Т Плюс" ведет переговоры по поводу российских газовых турбин". Metalinfo.ru. July 5, 2021. Retrieved Apr 27, 2022.
  13. "Russian tycoon to split sanctions-hit power engineering business". Reuters.com. May 31, 2019. Retrieved Apr 28, 2022.
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 "Интер РАО и СеверГруп учредили СП для модернизации Каширской ГРЭС. С российскими турбинами". Neftegaz.ru. Oct 29, 2021. Retrieved Apr 28, 2022.
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4 15.5 15.6 15.7 15.8 "Группа «Интер РАО» и «НордЭнергоГрупп» договорились о совместной реализации проекта модернизации Каширской ГРЭС". AK&M. Feb 1, 2022. Retrieved Apr 27, 2022.
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 "Каширская ГРЭС". Russian Power System Operator. Retrieved Dec 27, 2021.
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3 "Каширская ГРЭС". Energybase.ru. Retrieved Dec 27, 2021.
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 18.4 18.5 18.6 "После 2019 года на Каширской ГРЭС будет функционировать только один энергоблок". Energyland.info. Nov 4, 2016. Retrieved Apr 27, 2022.

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