Novo-Kemerovskaya power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Novo-Kemerovskaya power station (Ново-Кемеровская ТЭЦ) is a 580-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Kemerovo province, Russia.[1]


The undated satellite photo below shows the plant, which is in Kemerovo city, Kemerovsky district, Kemerovo province.

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Background on Plant

From January 2013, as a result of the reorganization, the plant was separated from JSC Kuzbassenergo into a new legal entity: JSC Novo-Kemerovskaya CHPP, which is ultimately owned by SUEK.[2]

Kuzbassenergo began building the Novo-Kemerovskaya power station in Kemerovo in 1950. The first stage of construction was completed in 1959.The power plant was originally built as part of the Novo-Kemerovo Chemical Factory (today OJSC Azot). The station was supposed to provide energy for the factory and neighbouring industrial enterprises. This has changed over the past years and today the power plant supplies heat and hot water to about a third of the left-bank part of the city of Kemerovo and supplies large industrial enterprises with steam. The power plant works synchronously with Kemerovskaya GRES power station and ensures the city's electricity and heat supply.[3]

The plant has 8 units with total capacity of 580MW.[3][2] It appears that one unit with 50MW of capacity was retired in 2002.[2] A new unit No. 15 was commissioned in 2009 with capacity of 100MW[3], and its capacity was increased to 115MW in 2017.[4]

In December 2021, the company has completed a two-year modernization project which included upgrades to the cooling towers and the water conduit system.[5] The power plant produced 1,507 million kWh of electricity in 2021, in 2020 it was 1,523 million kWh.[6]

Over 2011-2012, the plant was converted to using cheaper Grade D (subbituminous coal).[3]

The document released by the Russian System Operator in early 2023 listed the plant as both coal-fired and gas-fired.[7] However the plant uses coal as the main fuel, according to the company's website and other sources.[2][3]

The System Operator's document published in early 2023 did not foresee capacity increases or retirements until 2028.[7] However, the government decree published in December 2022 on the General Allocation of Power Assets until 2035 for power plants above 500MW of capacity stated that 3 50 MW units and 1 80 MW units will be retired by 2030. This will reduce the capacity of the station to 400MW.[8]

Unit 15 Expansion (2009)

In March 2008, RAO UES signed an agreement with the regional government of Kemerovo that cited the construction, among other projects, of an additional 120-MW coal-fired Unit 15 at Novo-Kemerovskaya.[9] In February 2009, Unit 15 was completed and went online, bringing Novo-Kemerovskaya's total capacity up to 580 MW.[10] The new unit cost approximately $50 million.[11]

Plant Details

  • Owner: Novo-Kemerovskaya CHPP JSC
  • Parent company: Siberian Coal Energy Company (SUEK)
  • Location: Kemerovo city, Kemerovsky district, Kemerovo province, Russia
  • Coordinates: 55.351496, 85.994153 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross capacity: 580 MW
    • Unit 7: 80MW (to be retired by 2030)
    • Unit 9: 50 MW (to be retired by 2030)
    • Unit 10: 50 MW (to be retired by 2030)
    • Unit 11: 50MW (to be retired by 2030)
    • Unit 12: 50MW
    • Unit 13: 50MW
    • Unit 14: 135MW
    • Unit 15: 115 MW
  • Retired: Unit: 50MW (retired in 2002)
  • Type: Subcritical
  • In service: 1955-92; 2009 (Unit 15)
  • Coal type: Bituminous
  • Coal source: Kuznetsk coal basin
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. О предприятии, Siberian Generating Company, Accessed June 11, 2021
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Ново-Кемеровская ТЭЦ, Wikipedia (Russian), accessed June 2018.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 "НОВО-КЕМЕРОВСКАЯ ТЭЦ". Retrieved November 2022 and May 2023 via the Wayback Machine. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |access-date= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. "НА НОВО-КЕМЕРОВСКОЙ ТЭЦ УВЕЛИЧЕНА ОБЩАЯ МОЩНОСТЬ ДО 580 МВТ". January 2017.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. "Градирни Ново-Кемеровской ТЭЦ: модернизировали и поставили на счетчик". Dec 24, 2021. Retrieved Jul 1, 2022.
  6. "Производственные итоги 2021 года: выработка электроэнергии и тепла растет". January 14, 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Перечень электростанций, действующих и планируемых к сооружению, расширению, модернизации и выводу из эксплуатации (page 53)" (PDF). February 2023.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. "Генеральная схема размещение объектов до 2035 года". December 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. RAO UES and Kemerovo Region Government Sign Cooperation Agreement to Develop the Region's Energy System, RAO UES press release, Mar. 18, 2008.
  10. Ново-Кемеровская ТЭЦ, Siberian Generation Company, accessed December 2018
  11. Kuzbassenergo 2009 Annual Report, p. 39.

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