Tom-Usinskaya power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Tom-Usinskaya power station is a 1,420-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, 1,415-MW coal-fired Tom-Usinskaya GRES power station is owned by SUEK. The plant’s nine units were brought online between 1958 and 1965.[1][2][3] In 2008 a plan to build an additional 660-MW unit was announced as part of a plan to increase the plant's capacity.[4] In 2014 a rebuilt Unit 4 with 124 MW capacity was commissioned and a rebuilt Unit 5 with 121 MW capacity was commissioned.[3] As of December 2019 the plan to build an additional 660-MW unit has not progressed and the unit appears to be cancelled.

In June 2021, SUEK announced that it would invest RUR 19 billion toward modernization efforts at the Tom-Usinskaya power station.[5]

Plant Details

  • Sponsor: 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: 1,420 MW (Units 1-2: 100 MW; Unit 3: 115 MW; Units 4: 124 MW; Unit 5; 121 MW; Units 6-9: 215 MW)
  • 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


  1. Global Power Plant Database, World Resources Institute, Version 1.0.0, April 2018.
  2. Tom Usinskaya GRES Coal Power Plant Russia, Global Energy Observatory, accessed June 2018.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Томь-Усинская ГРЭС, Wikipedia (Russian), accessed June 2019.
  4. [ Конкурс на опережение ],, Feb. 22, 2008
  5. СГК инвестирует около 12 млрд рублей в обновление новосибирской ТЭЦ-3,, June 8, 2021

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