Novo-Angren power station
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Angren power station (Янги-Ангренскую ТЭС) is a 2,100-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Dzhuma-Angren, Uzbekistan.
A new 300 MW unit was planned, but now appears to be cancelled.
The undated satellite photo below shows the power station in Dzhuma-Angren.
Background on Plant
The Novo-Angren power station consists of seven 300 MW units commissioned from 1985 to 2000. The power station, also known as the JSC Yangi-Angrenskaya power station (Янги-Ангренскую ТЭС), is designed to supply power to the Fergana Valley of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the city of Tashkent, and the Almalyk industrial zone.
In 2014, Uzbekenergo transferred five of the station's power-generating units to annual coal burning, a move expected to save 713.5 million cubic meters of gas a year. The power station is fueled by the nearby Angren coal mine in the Tashkent region, whose production was expected to double from 3.2 million tonnes to 6.4 million tonnes.
In January 2014, Uzbekenergo said it planned to construct Unit 8 with a capacity of 300 MW.
However, there have been no known developments on the new unit since January 2014, so it appears to be shelved or cancelled.
Explosion at Unit 5
In January 2021, at least three people were killed and another three wounded in an explosion caused by a mixture of coal, dust, and air at the power station's fifth power unit. The victims were employees of a service company carrying out scheduled maintenance work. A statement said the infrastructure and technological equipment of the thermal power plant was not damaged.
The head of the workshop where the workers died also reportedly committed suicide after the incident, and families of the victims were compensated.
As part of the transformation of the country's energy sector, the state-owned Uzbekenergo, which owns all power assets in the country, was split into four companies, each with its own area of operation, from production to distribution and transmission. 
A presidential decree dated March 27, 2019 made state-owned Uzbekenergo subject to liquidation. In March 2021, the distribution balance sheet was approved, and involved the joint-stock companies Thermal Power Stations (TPP), National Electric Grids of Uzbekistan (NESU), and Regional Electric Grids (REG).
The wholesale and retail markets are expected to come into operation sometime in 2023 or 2024, allowing private companies to sign power purchasing agreements on a long-term private-public partnership basis.
Project Details of unit 8
- Sponsor: Uzbekenergo
- Parent company:
- Location: Dzhuma-Angren, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
- Coordinates: 40.9233, 69.8174 (exact)
- Status: Cancelled
- Capacity: 300 MW
- Start date:
- Coal Type: Lignite
- Coal Source: Angren coal mine
- Source of financing:
- Permits and applications:
Articles and resources
- "Novo-Angren Thermal Power Plant JSC (Uzbekistan)," EMIS, updated December 29, 2020
- "ИСТОРИЯ СТАНЦИИ," yangiangrenies, accessed June 9, 2021
- "Uzbekenergo completes first stage of Novo-Angren TPS modernizations," UZ Daily, January 22, 2014
- "Uzbekistan: 3 killed in thermal power plant blast," Anadolu Agency, January 20, 2021
- "Покончил с собой начальник цеха Ново-Ангренской ТЭС, где погибли рабочие," Sputnik News, January 23, 2021
- "Liberalisation of Uzbekistan’s energy sector offers foreign investors wealth of opportunity," Emerging Europe, November 13, 2020
- "The liquidation process of Uzbekenergo starts," UZ Daily, April 1, 2020
- "«Янги Ангрен ТЭС», «Ангренская ТЭС» и «Узбекуголь» переданы в управление компании Central Asia Energy," Review UZ, June 16, 2020