Omsk CHP-5 power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Omsk CHP-5 power station (Омская ТЭЦ-5) is a 735-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Omsk province, Russia.


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 735-MW coal-fired Omsk CHP-5 power station is owned by TGC-11, which in turn is owned by Inter RAO. The plant’s units were brought online between 1981 and 1988.[1]

The TGC-11's and the Russian System Operator's websites list the plant as having 735 MW of installed capacity, as of November 2021.[2][3]

In 2021 the power plant produced 3,050 million kWh of electricity, in 2020 it was 2,976 million kWh.[4]

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.[5] In June 2019 pollution was observed in the Irtysh River near a discharge pipe from the plant.[6] 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.[7]

In December 2021, reports emerged that the Omsk CHP-5 power station had violated environmental regulations by releasing harmful emissions in excess of amounts specified in its permits. According to news reports, there were no standards in place for regulating the coal dust emissions.[8] CHP-5 in particular was found to be responsible for releasing harmful substances into the Om River.[9]

In September 2022, the court of Omsk ordered TGC-11 to eliminate violations of environmental regulations with respect to all the CHPs in Omsk, including at CHP-5. The time frame to do this is from October 2022 to February 2023.[10]

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: 735 MW[2][3]
  • Type: Subcritical
  • In service: 1981-88
  • Coal type: Sub-bituminous
  • Coal source: Ekibastuz coal
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 Omsk HPS-5 Coal Power Plant, Global Energy Observatory, accessed June 2018.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Производственная деятельность, Inter RAO TGC-11, Accessed June 11, 2021
  3. 3.0 3.1 System Operator. "Омская ТЭЦ-5". Retrieved November 2022. Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  4. "Омская компания «ТГК-11» подвела итоги деятельности за 2021 год". February 2022. Retrieved November 2022. Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  5. Орис Брут: «ТГК-11 – одна из трех фирм, не подписавших договор открытости с Минприроды» Источник:,, Nov. 22, 2018
  7. Омскую ТЭЦ-5 не собираются переводить на газ,, Sep. 13, 2019
  8. На трех омских ТЭЦ выявлены грубые нарушения, BK55, Dec. 20, 2021
  9. Три омских ТЭЦ поймали на вопиющих экологических нарушениях, Gorod55, Dec. 20, 2021
  10. "ТГК-11 обязали устранить нарушения природоохранного законодательства на Омской ТЭЦ". September 15, 2022.
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 "Энергетика Омской области". Wikipedia. Retrieved November 2022. Check date values in: |access-date= (help)

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