Tom-Usinskaya power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Tom-Usinskaya power station (Томь-Усинская ГРЭС) is a 1,345 megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Kemerovo province, Russia.


The undated satellite photo below shows the plant, which is near Bezrukovo, in Novokuznetsk city, Kemerovo province.

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Background on Plant

The nine-unit, 1,345-MW coal-fired Tom-Usinskaya GRES power station is owned by Kuzbassenergo (TGC-12), which in turn is owned by SUEK.[1][2]

The plant’s nine units were brought online between 1958 and 1965.[3][4][5] In 2008 a plan to build an additional 660-MW unit was announced as part of a plan to increase the plant's capacity.[6] In 2014 a rebuilt Unit 4 with 124 MW capacity was commissioned and a rebuilt Unit 5 with 121 MW capacity was commissioned.[5] As of December 2019 the plan to build an additional 660-MW unit has not progressed and the unit appears to be cancelled.

In 2021, the power plant produced 5,124 million kWh of electricity, in 2020 it was 6,598 million kWh.[7]

Modernization project

In June 2021, SUEK announced that it would invest RUR 19 billion toward modernization efforts at the Tom-Usinskaya power station.[8] The power plant was selected for the federal COMMod program for modernizing energy generation equipment, where selected plants will receive capacity payments for 15 years.[9][10] Modernization work began at Tom-Usinskaya in December 2021 and is expected to last until 2026.[11] In December 2021, it was reported that the modernization would include units 6, 7 and 9, as well as other equipment at the station such as the cooling towers.[12] The new cooling towers would support the modernized units 6, 7 and 9; the program additionally includes modernization of units 8 and 3 of the station.[13] In February 2022, unit 7 was being replaced with a new turbine. The boiler unit #12, linked to the turbine unit #7, was also under reconstruction at this time. The entire modernization project is expected to continue until 2026 with the estimated budget of RUB 30.9 billion[14], so it appears that the cost estimate has gone up significantly.

In June 2022, the turbine for unit 7 was completely replaced with a new turbine unit with capacity of 200 MW. The boiler #12 was reported to be fully refurbished (although it was not replaced, only modernized).[15]

Plant Details

  • Owner: TGC-12 (Kuzbassenergo)
  • Parent company: SUEK
  • Location: Bezrukovo, Novokuznetsk city, Kemerovo province, Russia
  • Coordinates: 53.781415, 87.587401 (exact)
  • Status: Units 1-9: Operating; Unit 10: Cancelled
  • Gross capacity: 1,345 MW[1]
    • Units 1-2: 100 MW[1]
    • Unit 3: 110 MW[1]
    • Units 4: 124 MW[1]
    • Unit 5: 121 MW[1]
    • Units: 6 - 9: 200 MW[1]
  • Type: Subcritical
  • In service: Units 1-3, 6-9: 1958-65; Units 4-5: 2014
  • Coal type: Bituminous
  • Coal source: Kuznetsk basin
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


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  5. 5.0 5.1 Томь-Усинская ГРЭС, Wikipedia (Russian), accessed June 2019.
  6. [ Конкурс на опережение ],, Feb. 22, 2008
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  8. СГК инвестирует около 12 млрд рублей в обновление новосибирской ТЭЦ-3,, June 8, 2021
  9. "Программы ДПМ и КОММод в электроэнергетике". February 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  10. "До 2027 года СГК модернизирует 2900 мегаватт мощности тепловых электростанций". June 2, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  11. Про ГРЭС и про прогресс, Kuzpress, Dec. 8, 2021
  12. "Кузбассэнерго модернизирует мощности Томь-Усинской ГРЭС". Dec 20, 2021. Retrieved Jun 29, 2022.
  13. "Арена большой стройки. Как идут дела на первой градирне Томь-Усинской ГРЭС". Nov 25, 2021. Retrieved Jun 29, 2022.
  14. "С высоты птичьего полета и на расстоянии вытянутой руки. Большая стройка СГК на Томь-Усинской ГРЭС". Feb 17, 2022. Retrieved Jun 29, 2022.
  15. "Парламентский контроль. Кузбасские депутаты проверили Большую стройку СГК на Томь-Усинской ГРЭС". Jun 27, 2022. Retrieved Jun 29, 2022.

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