Ryazanskaya GRES power station
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Ryazanskaya GRES power station is a 3,070-megawatt (MW) coal- and gas-fired power plant in Ryazan province, Russia. Of this total 1,230 MW is coal-fired generation, and the rest is powered by natural gas.
The undated satellite photo below shows the plant, which is near Novomichurinsk city, Pronsky district, Ryazan province.
Background on Plant
Ryazanskaya GRES power station is a 3,070-MW power plant in Novomichurinsk, a company town for the plant. Ryazanskaya's primary fuelstocks are lignite coal and natural gas, with fuel oil as a backup; the plant's first four units, totaling 1,230 MW current capacity, run on lignite coal, and the two 800-MW Units 5 and 6 and 420-MW Unit 7 run on natural gas (Units 5 and 6 were converted from coal in 1984). The first four units were built in 1973-74, Units 5 and 6 in 1974-81, and Unit 7 in 2010. The plant is currently owned by the Wholesale Generation Company No. 2 of the Electricity Market (OGK-2), which is majority-owned by Gazprom (it was previously owned by OGK-6, which was consolidated with OGK-2 in 2011).
In March 2018 Ryazan Governor Nikolai Lyubimov announced that half of the plant's units would be retired in 2021, specifically the units that provide heat to Novomichurinsk.
Description of Expansion
The RAO UES 2006-10 five-year plan (from before the restructuring of RAO UES), which RAO management approved in January 2007, lists as a long-term project the addition of a seventh 330-MW coal-fired unit at Ryazanskaya, with a completion date of 2010. After the restructuring, OGK-6 apparently decided to build a gas-fired unit instead: the construction on the 330-MW, gas-fired Unit 7 (also referred to as Ryazanskaya GRES-24) began in 2008, and the unit was brought online in 2010. There is no mention of a future coal-fired unit at Ryazanskaya in OGK-2's 2011 annual report.
Unit 2 of the plant was apparently retrofitted, with completion in 2014; it is possible that sources have mistaken this retrofitting for a new coal-fired unit.
Details for Coal-Fired Units
- Sponsor: Wholesale Generation Company No. 2 of the Electricity Market (OGK-2)
- Parent company: Gazprom
- Location: Novomichurinsk city, Pronsky district, Ryazan province, Russia
- Coordinates: 54.034, 39.78 (exact)
- Status: Operating
- Gross capacity: 1,230 MW (Units 1, 3, & 4: 300 MW; Unit 2: 330 MW)
- Type: Supercritical
- In service: 1973-74
- Coal type: Lignite
- Coal source:
- Source of financing:
Project Details for Unit 7 Expansion
- Sponsor: Gazprom
- Status: Cancelled
- Gross Capacity: 330 MW
- Projected in service: N/A
- Coal Type: Lignite
- Coal Source:
- Source of financing:
Articles and resources
- Ryazanskaya GRES, OGK-2 website, accessed Mar. 2014.
- Ryazanskaya GRES CHP Power Plant Russia, Global Energy Observatory, accessed Mar. 2014.
- Рязанская ГРЭС, Wikipedia (Russian), accessed June 2018.
- Власти рассматривают возможность размещения дата-центра на мощностях Рязанской ГРЭС Об этом сообщает Рамблер, Rambler, Mar. 30, 2018
- Investment Program of RAO UES of Russia Thermal Generation Companies for 2006-2010 and Key Power-Generating Equipment Required by OGK/TGK for its Implementation, RAO UES document, Jan. 29, 2007.
- OGK-2 2011 Annual Report, p. 11, accessed Mar. 2014.
- Gas Turbo Technology, Issue 3, 2009, p. 39.