Krasnoyarsk CHP-3 power station

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Krasnoyarsk CHP-3 power station (Красноярская ТЭЦ-3) is an operating power station of at least 208-megawatts (MW) in Krasnoyarsk, Sovetsky, Russia with multiple units, some of which are not currently operating.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Krasnoyarsk CHP-3 power station Krasnoyarsk, Sovetsky, Krasnoyarsk, Krasnoyarsk, Russia 56.1088, 93.09209 (exact)

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Unit 1, Unit 2: 56.1088, 93.09209

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology Start year Retired year
Unit 1 operating coal - lignite 208 subcritical 2012
Unit 2 construction coal - lignite 185 subcritical 2024[1][2]

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner
Unit 1 Yenisei Territorial Generating Company (TGC-13) JSC (TGC-13) [100.0%]
Unit 2 Yenisei Territorial Generating Company (TGC-13) JSC (TGC-13) [100.0%]

Project-level coal details

  • Coal source(s): Borodinsky coal mine


The Krasnoyarsk CHP-3 power plant is owned by TGC-13, which in turn is owned by SUEK.

The Krasnoyarsk CHP-3 power station began operating as a heat generating station in 1992.[3]

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.[4] 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.[5] Construction was completed in March 2012 with confirmed capacity at 208 MW.[6][7][8]

In 2021, the plant generated 615 million kWh of electricity, in 2020 it was 759 million kWh.[9]

Modernization and Expansion

In October 2018, a new generator with 208-MW capacity and an estimated lifespan of 40 years was brought online and replaced the old generator.[10] The key difference between the new generator and the previous one, as noted by the company, was the cooling system. An electrolysis plant was installed and put into operation at the station, which produces hydrogen, with the help of which the equipment is cooled.[10]

In 2021, Krasnoyarsk CHP-3 power plant was selected for the nation-wide COMMod program for modernizing energy generation equipment, where selected plants would receive capacity payments for 15 years.[11][12] 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.[13] SUEK also mentioned that this modernization would include an addition of a second unit 185 MW by 2024-2027. Its construction was initially expected to start in 2021[14], but then pushed back to 2022. The addition of the second unit was also mentioned in the government decree from February 2022, to be completed in 2025.[15] The construction of the new unit was expected to help mitigate the retirement of older units at Krasnoyarsk CHP-1 power station.[16]

In January 2022, construction of the new unit was expected to start in 2022. It appeared that the turbine and boiler equipment had already been purchased at that time. A feasibility study was developed, but it was unclear whether it had passed government review.[17] Public consultation took place in April 2022.[18]

In January 2023, construction of the new unit was underway with expected completion by the end of 2024 at a total cost of RUB 27.5 billion, working with Russian equipment suppliers. The turbine, manufactured at the Ural Turbine Plant in Yekaterinburg, was being prepared to be transported to Krasnoyarsk.[19] The electrostatic precipitator was to be manufactured at Nazarovsky Mining Assembly Department.[20] As of October 2023, construction continued and transitioned into 'winter mode', with more than half of installation work completed.[21]


  • Source of financing: In 2009, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development provided a loan of approximately US$75 million to finance construction of Unit 1.[5]

Articles and Resources


  1. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
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  3. Красноярская ТЭЦ-3, Siberian Generating Company, Accessed June 10, 2021
  4. 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.
  5. 5.0 5.1 EBRD (2009). "TGK-13 Capacity Financing".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. Krasnoyarsk City Council Deputies Having Highly Appreciated Significance of Krasnoyarsk CHP-3 First Power Unit, TGC-13 press release, Apr. 10, 2012.
  7. 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.
  8. Sibgenco website. "КРАСНОЯРСКАЯ ТЭЦ-3". Retrieved November 2022 via the Wayback Machine. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |access-date= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. "Производственные итоги 2021 года: выработка электроэнергии и тепла растет". January 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  10. 10.0 10.1 Новый генератор запустили на Красноярской ТЭЦ-3, Tass, Oct. 19, 2018
  11. "Программы ДПМ и КОММод в электроэнергетике". February 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  12. "До 2027 года СГК модернизирует 2900 мегаватт мощности тепловых электростанций". June 2, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  13. СГК инвестирует около 12 млрд рублей в обновление новосибирской ТЭЦ-3,, June 8, 2021
  14. "В модернизацию красноярских ТЭЦ в 2021 году СГК вложит 3,5 млрд рублей". Feb 5, 2021. Retrieved Jan 5, 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  15. "Приказ Министерства энергетики РФ от 28 февраля 2022 г. № 146 "Об утверждении схемы и программы развития Единой энергетической системы России на 2022 - 2028 годы"". May 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  16. "«Наша цель — активный рынок в масштабе всей Сибири»: руководители СГК о планах развития компании". September 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  17. "СГК приступит к строительству нового энергоблока ТЭЦ-3 в Красноярске в 2022 г." Jan 28, 2022. Retrieved Jul 1, 2022.
  18. "Протокол общественных слушаний 11.04.2022г.pdf" (PDF). April 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  19. "Как инвестиции превратили котельную в самую современную угольную ТЭЦ в Сибири Источник:". / January 2023. {{cite web}}: line feed character in |title= at position 78 (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  20. "На ТЭЦ-3 строят новый энергоблок — он позволит отапливать еще два микрорайона размером с Солнечный". December 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  21. "Строительство второго энергоблока Красноярской ТЭЦ-3 перешло на зимний режим". October 2023.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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