Kazakhmys Balkhash power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Kazakhmys Balkhash power station (also known as Балхашская ТЭЦ ТОО "Корпорация Казахмыс") is a 115- to 145-megawatt (MW) coal-fired combined heat and power station in Zhambyl Region, Kazakhstan.[1][2]


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

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The Kazakhmys Balkhash power station was commissioned in 1937 and supplies electricity to industry and heat to the region. According to a 2020 company report to consumers, the station's installed electric capacity is 145 MW and its available heat output is 383.6 Gcal/hour.[3]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Kazakhmys plc
  • Parent company: Kazakhmys
  • Location: Zhambyl Region, Kazakhstan
  • Coordinates: 46.8290, 74.9493 (exact)
  • Coal type: Bituminous
  • Coal source:
  • Gross generating capacity: 115 to 145 MW (approx.)
    • Unit 3 (retired): Coal-fired subcritical, 30 MW (start-up in 1940)
    • Unit 7 (operating): Coal-fired subcritical, 60 MW (start-up in 1963)
    • Unit 8 (operating): Coal-fired subcritical, 37 MW (start-up in 2002)

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