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.

Location

The undated satellite photo below shows the power station in Dzhuma-Angren.

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Background on Plant

The Novo-Angren power station consists of seven 300 MW units commissioned from 1985 to 2000.[1] 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.[2]

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.[3]

Proposed expansion

In January 2014, Uzbekenergo said it planned to construct Unit 8 with a capacity of 300 MW.[3]

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.[4]

The head of the workshop where the workers died also reportedly committed suicide after the incident, and families of the victims were compensated.[5]

Ownership

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. [6]

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).[7]

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.[6]

Such deals are already being signed with companies that are interested in investing in the energy sector in Uzbekistan.[6][8]

Project Details of unit 8

  • Sponsor: Uzbekenergo
  • Parent company:
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  • Location: Dzhuma-Angren, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
  • Coordinates: 40.9233, 69.8174 (exact)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Capacity: 300 MW
  • Type:
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  • Coal Type: Lignite
  • Coal Source: Angren coal mine
  • Source of financing:
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