Burshtyn TES

Burshtyn TES is a coal-fired power plant of Zakhidenergo located in Ivano-Frankivsk Raion 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) south-east from Burshtyn, Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast, Ukraine. It is part of Rinat Akhmetov's holdings.[2][3][4]

Burshtyn TES
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Chimneys of Burshtyn coal-fired power station
LocationIvano-Frankivsk Raion, Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast
Coordinates49°12′37.38″N 24°39′59.53″E / 49.2103833°N 24.6665361°E / 49.2103833; 24.6665361Coordinates: 49°12′37.38″N 24°39′59.53″E / 49.2103833°N 24.6665361°E / 49.2103833; 24.6665361
Construction began1962
Commission date1969
Operator(s)Lvivenergo (1969–1995)
Zakhidenergo (1995-present)
Thermal power station
Primary fuelCoal
Secondary fuelNatural gas
Tertiary fuelFuel oil
Power generation
Units operational1×208 MW,
3×206 MW,
3×185 MW,
7×195 MW
Nameplate capacity2,334 MW[1]
External links
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The plant has two chimneys which were built in 1966 are also used as high-voltage pylon.[citation needed] The plant has 12 units with a total installed capacity of 2,334 MW. It has a 330 kV double-circuit connection to the 750/330 kV substation called ZahidnoUkrainska (WestUkraine).

A part of the Ukrainian power grid called as Burshtyn Island works disconnected from the main IPS/UPS network and is synchronized to the synchronous grid of Continental Europe (UCTE). The power plant holds the frequency and phase angle in the Island. The power plant has a 400 kV connection to the Hungarian grid via the substation at Mukacheve.


Boiler room at Burshtynskaya power station (1974)

The Burshtyn TES (formerly Burshtyn GRES, renamed in 1996) was built from 1962 to 1969. The plant was built using concrete block technology. The equipments of the plant were manufactured by more than one hundred companies. In 1965, first gas-fired power unit having a total power of 200 MW were finished. In 1969, the twelfth unit was finished and the plant has been launched into service for "Lvivenergo" with a total capacity of 2,300 MW. Among some other power stations of the company were Dobrotvir TES and Rivne Nuclear Power Plant. In 1975, a computer-based monitoring system was installed. From 1978 to 1980, to reduce pollutant emission, electrostatic ash filters were added to the plant. The ash from filters is used by the building industry to produce cement. In 1984, all of the 12 units has been modified to be able to be fired with natural gas. From 1985 to 1990, the power units no. 9 and 10 has been equipped with asynchronous-synchronous turbogenerators type ASTG-200. This helps to reduce reactive power and increase efficiency and stability. From 1995, according to a presidential order, the power plant became an independent organization and part of the power generating open joint-stock company Zakhidenergo that included Dobrotvir TES and Ladyzhyn TES (part of the former "Vinnytsiaenergo").

The Burshtyn IslandEdit

From 1 July 2002, the power plant and several substations connected to it have been disconnected from the IPS power system of Ukraine. The plant, with these substations, and customers served by the plant/substations together called "Burshtyn Island". The island connects also the 200 MW Kaluska CHPP gas power plant and 27 MW Tereblia-Rikska hydro station, both synchronized to BuTES (Burshtyn TES).[5] The island is synchronized and connected to the ENTO-E/UCTE grid via the power systems of Slovakia, Hungary and Romania with 220 kV, 400 kV and 750 kV transmission lines. The purpose of the island is to accelerate the integration of the Ukrainian IPS into the ENTSO-E Continental Europe region.[5]

Connections of the power plant
Voltage No. of circuits Destination
400 kV 1 substation 400/220/110 kV Mukacheve (Power Island UCTE)
330 kV 1 substation 750/330 kV (Power Island UCTE)
330 kV 1 substation 750/330 kV ZahidnoUkrainska (Power net Ukraine)
330 kV 1 substation 330/110 kV Ivano-Frankivs'k (Power net Ukraine)
330 kV 1 substation 330/110 kV Ternopil (Power net Ukraine)
220 kV 2 substation Stryj 220/110/35 kV (Power Island UCTE)
220 kV 2 substation Kalush 220/110/35 kV (Power Island UCTE)

Fuel supplementEdit

The most common fuel of the plant is coal, which is from Lviv Voliny coalfield, but coal from Donetsk is also used. The plant is also fueled with natural gas and petroleum. The plant can provide higher efficiency with non-solid fuel, because it does not make ash. The coolant water is supplied from a water catchment lake with a surface of 2000 hectares (approx. 50 million cubic meters).

Flue gas stacksEdit

The two largest flue gas stacks are 250 metres (820 ft) tall and serve as electricity pylons for the outgoing lines.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-09-10. Retrieved 2016-06-30.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Хто такий Денис Шмигаль, який може замінити Гончарука [Who is Denis Shmigal who can replace Goncharuk]. BBC. 3 March 2020. Retrieved 21 March 2020.
  3. ^ "Zelensky decided on the heads of Lviv and Ivano-Frankivsk Regional State Administration". opinionua.com. July 6, 2019. Archived from the original on July 8, 2019. Retrieved January 17, 2020.
  4. ^ Боднар, Наталя (Bodnar, Natalia) (5 March 2020). Денис Шмигаль очолив Кабінет міністрів: що про нього відомо [Denis Schmigal heads the Cabinet: what is known about him]. 24 Kanal (in Ukrainian). Retrieved 21 March 2020.
  5. ^ a b Regional Investment Plan 2017 Regional Group Continental Central East (CCE), p.35

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