Severodvinsk-1 power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Severodvinsk-1 power station (Северодвинская ТЭЦ-1) is an operating power station of at least 150-megawatts (MW) in Severodvinsk, Arkhangelsk, Russia with multiple units, some of which are not currently operating.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Severodvinsk-1 power station Severodvinsk, Severodvinsk, Arkhangelsk, Russia 64.58103, 39.85793 (exact)[1]

The map below shows the exact location of the power station.

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Unit 4R, Unit 5R: 64.58103, 39.85793
  • Unit 7, Unit 5, Unit 6, Unit 3: 64.581033, 39.857928

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology CHP Start year Retired year
Unit 4R construction[2][3][4][5] gas, diesel[6] 60[7][8] gas turbine[6] yes[6] 2024[9]
Unit 5R construction[2][3][4][5] gas, diesel[6] 60[7][8] gas turbine[6] yes[6] 2024[9]
Unit 7 construction coal - bituminous 30 subcritical 2024
Unit 5 operating coal - bituminous 60 subcritical
Unit 6 operating coal - bituminous 60 subcritical
Unit 3 operating coal - bituminous 30 subcritical 1960 2024 (planned)

CHP is an abbreviation for Combined Heat and Power. It is a technology that produces electricity and thermal energy at high efficiencies. Coal units track this information in the Captive Use section when known.

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner Parent
Unit 4R OJSC Territorial Generating Company No. 2 (TGC-2)[6] OJSC Territorial Generating Company No. 2 (TGC-2) [100.0%]
Unit 5R OJSC Territorial Generating Company No. 2 (TGC-2)[6] OJSC Territorial Generating Company No. 2 (TGC-2) [100.0%]
Unit 7 Territorial Generating Company No 2 OJSC (TGC-2) [100.0%]
Unit 5 Territorial Generating Company No 2 OJSC (TGC-2) [100.0%]
Unit 6 Territorial Generating Company No 2 OJSC (TGC-2) [100.0%]
Unit 3 Territorial Generating Company No 2 OJSC (TGC-2) [100.0%]


The 150-MW coal-fired Severodvinsk-1 power station is owned by SINTEZ Group.

The plant’s initial four units were brought online between 1950 and 1977.[10][11][12]

System Operator's document published in early 2023 listed the plant's capacity at 150 MW consisting of Unit 3 (30MW) and Units 5 and 6 (each 60MW).[13] Installed capacity decreased from 188.5 to 150MW from 2020, this was due to Units 2 (26.5 MW) and 4 (12 MW) being retired in January 2020.[14] Unit 1 was retired earlier in 1992.[15] Unit 3 is planned for retirement in 2024.[13]

Coal to gas conversion uncertainty

In 2011 another coal-fired plant in Arkhangelsk province owned by TGC-2 was converted to gas - Severodvinsk CHP-2 power station.

In July 2016 TGC-2 announced that it had chosen a contractor to build a gas-fired plant that would replace Severodvinsk-1.[16] In February 2019 the Ural Turbine Plant, which manufactures gas turbines, was contracted to replace the plant's two turbines in 2020.[17]

In June 2021, the regional government announced that it planned to convert Severodvinskaya CHPP-1 to natural gas in two stages. The first stage would involve the commissioning of a boiler, with a target completion date of December 2022. The second stage would entail commissioning of two more boilers in March 2023. Completion of a full transition to gas was targeted for the end of 2023.[18] Another source from December 2021 referred to three new boilers and two new steam turbines with electric capacity of the plant at 60MW after the completion of the project.[19] Later, a media source from May 2022 referred to the high readiness of the project, stating that the equipment from the manufacturers is ready, soon to be delivered and installed together with all related work on the laying of the gas pipelines.[20] In December 2022, it was reported that ELSIB factory has shipped two turbine units to the plant, each with 40MW of capacity.[21]

However, there was no mention of the new gas-fired units in the Ministry of Energy's Order on the energy sector development for 2023-2038 dated February 2023 or in the supporting materials. These official documents only listed one coal-fired Unit 7 to be commissioned in 2024 to replace Unit 3 that will be retired the same year.[13][22] As of December 2023, there have not been any updates about the coal-to-gas conversion.

Articles and Resources


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  10. Global Power Plant Database, World Resources Institute, Version 1.0.0, April 2018.
  11. Severodvinsk CHPP-1 Power Plant Russia, Global Energy Observatory, accessed June 2018.
  12. Северодвинская ТЭЦ-1, Wikipedia (Russian), accessed June 2018.
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 "Перечень электростанций, действующих и планируемых к сооружению, расширению, модернизации и выводу из эксплуатации (page 32)" (PDF). February 2023.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  14. "Замечания о теплоснабжении Северодвинска (page 1,15)" (PDF). July 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  15. "Северодвинская ТЭЦ-1". Retrieved May 2023. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |access-date= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  16. ТГК-2 выбрала подрядчика для замены Северодвинской ТЭЦ-1,, Jul. 4, 2016
  17. Уральский турбинный завод заключил контракт на поставку двух турбин для Северодвинска, Neftegaz, Feb. 20, 2019
  18. "В правительстве Поморья обсудили сроки перевода Северодвинской ТЭЦ-1 на природный газ". Jun 11, 2021. Retrieved Nov 8, 2022 and May 2023 via the Wayback Machine. {{cite web}}: Check |archive-url= value (help); Check date values in: |access-date= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  19. "Максимум эффективности". December 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  20. "В Северодвинске ТЭЦ-1 планируют перевести на природный газ". May 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  21. "ЭЛСИБ отгрузил два турбогенератора на Северодвинскую ТЭЦ-1". / December 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  22. "Приказ Министерства энергетики РФ от 28 февраля 2023 г. N 108 "Об утверждении схемы и программы развития электроэнергетических систем России на 2023-2028 годы"". February 2023.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

Additional data

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