Prydniprovska power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Prydniprovska power station is an 1,195-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine.

A 660 MW power station has been proposed at the same site.


The undated satellite photo below shows the site of the existing power station in Dnipropetrovsk.

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This power station was approved in 1950 and construction began in 1952. The first six units were completed by 1956. All six are now retired. Units 7-10 of 150 MW each were commissioned from 1957 to 1960, and units 11-14 of 285 MW to 310 MW each were commissioned from 1962 to 1969. Units 12 to 14 have been mothballed.[1]

In April 2017 DTEK said it will shift two power units at Prydniprovska Power Plant (150 MW each) to hard coal, and next year it will convert the entire station from anthracite to hard coal. Anthracite coal was mined in the Donbas region, which has since been occupied by Russia, leading Ukraine to initiate a trade blockade in the region. Having lost its access to domestic coal, DTEK was importing the coal at higher prices, contributing to coal shortages and power deficits.[2]

Proposed plant

Two new 330 MW units at Dnipropetrovsk called Prydniprovska power station are included in "The plan for development of United Energy System of Ukraine for 2015-2024."[3]

With the focus of DTEK on converting the existing coal plant from burning anthracite to hard coal,[2] plans for the new units are likely delayed.

Project Details of proposed plant

  • Sponsor: DTEK Dniproenergo
  • Parent company: DTEK
  • Developer:
  • Location: Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine
  • Coordinates: 48.405291, 35.111749 (exact)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Capacity: 660 MW (Units 1 & 2: 330 MW)
  • Type: Ultra-supercritical
  • Start date:
  • Coal Type: Anthracite
  • Coal Source:
  • Source of financing:

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