Berezovskaya GRES

Branch Berezovskaya GRES of PJSC Unipro

(hereinafter — Berezovskaya GRES)

Berezovskaya GRES Branch of PJSC Unipro is located in the Sharypovo district of the Krasnoyarsk Territory. The plant is operated using lignites. Installed capacity — 2,420 MW. Following the results of the year 2018, the electric power generation amounted to 5.5 billion kWh, heat output – 713 thousand Gcal.

Berezovskaya GRES is the only power plant in Russia with 800 MW power units where coal is used as fuel, all the rest of the heat power plants with same power units are operated using gas. The power plant is operated as part of the unified energy system of Siberia. Share of BGRES yield in the power balance of Siberia is around 5%, in the power balance of the Krasnoyarsk Territory – 15%.

Construction of Berezovskaya GRES started in 1976. The technical project of Berezovskaya GRES presupposed the construction of eight 800 MW power units. Thus, power plant's planned installed capacity was to amount to 6400 MW. On December 1, 1987 the first unit of the power plant was commissioned, the second one was put into operation in April 1991. Then the construction ceased to be financed. Installed capacity of the power plant capacity amounted to 1,600 MW. However, shortly after the launch, the capacity of existing power units was reduced from targeted 1,600 MW to 1,400 MW. It occurred due to the intensive slagging of boiler heating surfaces during the operation using the high-ash coal of the Berezovskoye deposit at maximum capacity parameters. In 2009, E.ON Russia JSC launched a project aimed to increase the capacity of the plant up to the targeted 1,600 MW. It became possible due to the use of up-to-date energy technologies. The project to increase installed capacity of power unit No. 2 was completed in the end of 2010. The similar project at power unit No. 1 was completed in 2011.

Berezovskaya GRES has a unique scheme of fuel supply. The main volume of coal is delivered to the plant directly from Berezovskoye deposit of the Kansko-Achinskiy basin via two 14 kilometers long open conveyor belts. In 2014, at the Berezovskaya GRES, a new fuel supply distributed control system was put in test operation following the large-scale modernization. Up-to-date PCS software allows duty officers to conduct a real-time monitoring of all primary and secondary processes of coal supply, such as fire suppression, aspiration, ventilation, wet dust extraction and circulating water supply.

The investment program of company envisages the construction of 800 MW power unit No. 3 at the Berezovskaya GRES. The works on the construction site started in May 2011. The new power unit was put into operation in 2015. Concurrently with construction of power unit No. 3 at the Berezovskaya GRES, a project is being implemented to switch the plant to dry ash removal system, which will make it possible to avoid the increase of the ash disposal area for 40 years, will enable ash slag production use and reduce negative ash disposal area effect on the environment of the region to minimum. 

Work aimed to reduce harmful emissions into the environment is systematically carried out at PJSC Unipro and covers all areas of the process flow at the Company's power plants. Following the results of the year, Berezovskaya GRES was titled as "The Best Environmentally Responsible Company of the Krasnoyarsk Territory in 2014" for the systematic and high quality environmental measures execution. The respective diploma was given on behalf of the Chairman of the Federation Council Committee for Nature Management Gennady Gorbunov to the director of the branch Vladimir Borisov during the Russian Industry and Environment Forum which took place in Moscow on December 16-17, 2014.


Staff headcount as of December 31, 2019 — 1,088.

Director of the branch – Dmitry Kazarin.

Contact information:

Berezovskaya GRES branch of PJSC Unipro.

Postal address: PO 6-3/40, Sharypovo 662313, Krasnoyarsk Territory

Location: Energetikov Industrial base, building 1/15, settlement of Kholmogorskoye, Sharypovo District, 662328, Krasnoyarsk Territory.

Phone: (39153) 7-13-50; 2-53-50.

Fax: (39153) 7-10-18.



Generation of electric and heat power at Berezovskaya GRES












Electric power generation, mln kW.h









5 495

6 492

Heat output from headers, thousand Gcal