Krasnoyarsk CHP-3 power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Krasnoyarsk CHP-3 power station (Красноярская ТЭЦ-3) is a 208-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Krasnoyarsk territory, Russia.


The undated satellite photo below shows the plant, which is in Krasnoyarsk city, Krasnoyarsk territory.

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Background on Plant

The Krasnoyarsk CHP-3 power station began operating as a heat generating station in 1992. It operates 7 coal-fired boilers for heat and hot water generation.[1]

The RAO UES 2006-10 five-year plan (from before the restructuring of RAO UES), which RAO management approved in January 2007, listed as a long-term project the addition of two 185-MW coal-fired units at Krasnoyarsk CHP-3, with completion dates of 2009-10.[2]

In 2009, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development provided a loan of approximately US$75 million to finance construction of one of the 185-MW units at Krasnoyarsk CHP-3.[3]

In March 2012, Yenisei TGC (TGC-13), a subsidiary of Siberian Generating Company (SUEK), finished construction on the first 208-MW, $20 million unit of the Krasnoyarsk-3 coal-fired power plant, and brought the unit online.[4][5]

There is no mention of a second coal-fired unit in TGC-13's 2012 Annual Report, or in the company's press releases, and it appears that the second unit has been cancelled.[6][7]

Expansion and Modernization

In October 2018 a new generator with 208-MW capacity and an estimated lifespan of 40 years was brought online and replaced the plant's old generator.[8]

In June 2021, SUEK announced that it would invest a combined total of RUR 33 billion toward modernization efforts at the Krasnoyarsk CHP-3 power station and the nearby Krasnoyarsk CHP-1 power station.[9] In February 2021, SUEK mentioned that this modernization would include an addition of a second unit 185 MW by 2024-2027, and its construction was expected to start in 2021.[10] In November 2021, it was reported that modernization plans will include replacement of two turbine units, as well as installation of a new boiler at this plant by 2027 and replacement of another boiler.[11] In January 2022, it was reported that construction of the new unit was expected to start in 2022. It appears that the turbine and boiler equipment has already been purchased at this time as well. It appears that the feasibility study has already been developed but it is unclear whether it has passed government review.[12]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Yenisei TGC (TGC-13)
  • Parent company: Siberian Generating Company (SUEK)
  • Location: Krasnoyarsk city, Krasnoyarsk territory, Russia
  • Coordinates: 56.10880, 93.09209 (exact)
  • Status: Operating (Unit 1), Pre-permit development (Unit 2)
  • Gross Capacity
    • Operating: 208 MW (Unit 1)[1]
    • Pre-permit development: 185 MW (Unit 2)[10]
  • Type: Subcritical
  • In Service: Mar. 2012 (Unit 1)
  • Coal Type: Lignite
  • Coal Source:
  • Source of financing: European Bank for Reconstruction and Development[13]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 Красноярская ТЭЦ-3, Siberian Generating Company, Accessed June 10, 2021
  2. 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.
  3. TGK-13 Capacity Financing, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, July 14, 2009
  4. Krasnoyarsk City Council Deputies Having Highly Appreciated Significance of Krasnoyarsk CHP-3 First Power Unit, TGC-13 press release, Apr. 10, 2012.
  5. Yenisei TGC Having Increased the Volume of Ash and Slag Wastes Utilization by 23% As Compared to the Previous Year, TGC-13 press release, May 30, 2012.
  6. ГОДОВОЙ ОТЧЕТ ОАО «Енисейская ТГК (ТГК-13)» по результатам работы за 2012 год, TGC-13 website, accessed Feb. 2012.
  7. Красноярская ТЭЦ-3, Wikipedia (Russian), accessed June 2018.
  8. Новый генератор запустили на Красноярской ТЭЦ-3, Tass, Oct. 19, 2018
  9. СГК инвестирует около 12 млрд рублей в обновление новосибирской ТЭЦ-3,, June 8, 2021
  10. 10.0 10.1 "В модернизацию красноярских ТЭЦ в 2021 году СГК вложит 3,5 млрд рублей". Feb 5, 2021. Retrieved Jan 5, 2022.
  11. "Красноярскую практику модернизации ТЭЦ внедрят в Новосибирске". Nov 11, 2021. Retrieved Jun 13, 2022.
  12. "СГК приступит к строительству нового энергоблока ТЭЦ-3 в Красноярске в 2022 г." Jan 28, 2022. Retrieved Jul 1, 2022.
  13. The EBRD to Provide for $75 Million Credit to JSC “Yenisei TGC (TGC-13)” for Finishing of Building at the Krasnoyarsk CHP-3, TGC-13 press release, Aug. 11, 2009.

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