Omsk CHP-5 power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Omsk CHP-5 power station is a 860-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Omsk province, Russia.

Location

The undated satellite photo below shows the plant, which is in Tsentralny okrug, Omsk city, Omsk province.

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Background on Plant

The four-unit, 860-MW coal-fired Omsk CHP-5 power station is owned by Inter RAO. The plant’s four units were brought online between 1981 and 1988.[1]

Environmental impact

The plant's operator TGC-11 has refused to sign an openness agreement with the Ministry of the Environment that would allow for monitoring of emissions.[2] In June 2019 pollution was observed in the Irtysh River near a discharge pipe from the plant.[3] In October 2019, responding to environmental concerns raised at a meeting of the REC citizens' group of Omsk, a representative of TGC-11 stated that converting the plant to gas would raise electricity rates by 70% and was too expensive.[4]

Plant Details

  • Sponsor: TGC-11
  • Parent company: Inter RAO
  • Location: Tsentralny okrug, Omsk city, Omsk province, Russia
  • Coordinates: 55.001843, 73.487412 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross capacity: 860 MW
  • Type: Subcritical
  • In service: 1981-88
  • Coal type: Sub-bituminous
  • Coal source:
  • Source of financing:

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