Kurakhov power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Kurakhov (Kurakhovskaya) power station (ДТЕК Курахівська ТЕС) is a 1,332-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Donetsk, Ukraine.


The map below shows the location of the plant, in Kurakhove, Maryinka.

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Kurakhov power station is a seven-unit coal-fired power plant with a total capacity of 1,532 MW. The original plant first built in 1941 has been retired. The seven operating units were completed between 1972 and 1975.

The plant is owned by DTEK Energy, which in turn is owned by SCM (System Capital Management) Limited.[1]

Between 2009 and 2015, Units 5-9 were reconstructed, which increased the power station's total capacity by 72 MW.[2]

According to a source from February 2022, only five units were operating on 21 February 2022, ahead of the planned connection of the Ukrainian energy system to the European system ENTSO-E. One more unit was being kept as reserve, and one more under repair. It is not mentioned which units exactly were operating at that time; we have listed Unit 3 as mothballed (kept as reserve).[3]

War in Ukraine

There are conflicting reports about this station during the war. One source from June 14, 2022 stated that the entire power station is currently mothballed since it's located in the epicentre of hostilities.[4] Another source from June 16, 2022 stated that Kurakhov is the only remaining power station in the region that is still operating.[5]

October 18, 2022 the plant was shelled and one worked died and 3 more were injured.  Damage to the equipment was being assessed. As of December 2022, the plant's Facebook page refers to the enemy continuously shelling the energy assets and this hinders restoration of heat supply. The engineers are working 24/7 to fill the heating networks with water.[6] Based on this, it appears that the plant is operating at some capacity. Since no other reputable sources list the station as mothballed, its status is kept as operating at this time.

Plant Details

  • Owner: DTEK Energy
  • Parent company: SCM (System Capital Management) Limited[1]
  • Location: Kurakhove, Maryinka, Donetsk, Ukraine
  • Coordinates: 47.994514, 37.237077 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross capacity (operating): 1,332 MW
    • Unit 4: 210 MW
    • Unit 5: 222 MW
    • Units 6-9: 225 MW
  • Gross capacity (mothballed)[3]: 200 MW
    • Unit 3: 200 MW
  • Type: Supercritical[7]
  • In service: 1972-1975
  • Coal type:
  • Coal source:
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 "SCM Limited". www.scm.com.cy. Retrieved January 2023. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |access-date= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. Integrated Report 2020, DTEK, 2020
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Сколько энергоблоков теплоэлектростанций Украины запущены в работу". ru.slovoidilo.ua. Feb 21, 2022. Retrieved Jun 22, 2022.
  4. "Свет в конце тоннеля: хватит ли Украине электричества зимой". Apostrophe.ua. Jun 14, 2022. Retrieved Jun 22, 2022.
  5. "ПРОМЫШЛЕННОСТЬ НА ПАУЗЕ: КАК РОССИЯ УНИЧТОЖАЕТ БИЗНЕС НА ДОНБАССЕ". novosti.dn.ua. Jun 16, 2022. Retrieved Jun 22, 2022.
  6. "ДТЕК Курахівська ТЕС". https://www.facebook.com/dtekkutes/. December 2022. {{cite web}}: External link in |website= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. "Kurakhovskaya Thermal Power Plant Ukraine," GEO, accessed April 2016

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