Karaganda power station

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The Karaganda power station is a 590-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Kazakhstan.


The undated satellite photo below shows the power station in Karaganda.

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Karaganda power station consists of four 110 MW subcritical units. The first two units went online in 1977, the third in 1978, and the fourth in 1990. The Environmental Defense Fund notes that the plant was financed by a multilateral development bank and that the "borrower was TOO Karaganda Power (KPC), a privately owned limited liability Kazakh company."[1]

A fifth unit of 150 MW was added in 2011.[2]

Project Details of unit 5

  • Sponsor: TOO Karaganda Energy Center
  • Parent company:
  • Developer:
  • Location: Karaganda, Kazakhstan
  • Coordinates: 49.916732, 73.237172 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Capacity: 150 MW
  • Type:
  • Start date: 2011
  • Coal Type:
  • Coal Source:
  • Source of financing:
  • Permits and applications:

Articles and resources


  1. "Coal-Fired Plants Financed by International Public Investment Institutions Since 1994", Appendix to Foreclosing the Future: Coal, Climate and International Public Finance: Investment in coal-fired power plants hinders the fight against global warming, Environmental Defense Fund, April 2009.
  2. "Power Machines produces turbine generator for Karagandinskaya CHP-3 (Kazakhstan) ahead of schedule," Power Machines, 04.04.2011

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