Kuchurgan power station

Kuchurgan power station
Location of Kuchurgan power station in Moldova
Official name Moldavskaya GRES
Country Moldova
Location Dnestrovsc, Transnistria
Coordinates 46°38′3″N 29°56′20″E / 46.63417°N 29.93889°E / 46.63417; 29.93889Coordinates: 46°38′3″N 29°56′20″E / 46.63417°N 29.93889°E / 46.63417; 29.93889
Commission date 26 September 1964 (26 September 1964)
Owner(s) Inter RAO
Thermal power station
Primary fuel natural gas, fuel oil, coal
Power generation
Units operational 12
Nameplate capacity 2,520 MW

Kuchurgan power station (Romanian: Termocentrala de la Cuciurgan, Russian: Молдавская ГРЭС, Moldavskaya GRES) is the largest power station of Moldova, located in Dnestrovsc, Transnistria, on the shores of Lake Cuciurgani bordering Ukraine. It was commissioned on 26 September 1964 and produces about 83% of Moldova's electricity.

Technical features

The power stations has installed capacity of 2,520 MW. It is fueled by natural gas, fuel oil and coal.[1] In November 2008, Inter RAO UES and Moldelectrica signed an agreement to separate some power units in the power station from the IPS/UPS system and synchronize them with the synchronous grid of Continental Europe in Romania through the 400 kV KuchurganVulcăneşti and Vulcăneşti–Isaccea transmission lines.[2]


The power station is operated by Moldavskaya GRES, a subsidiary of Inter RAO UES. It is the largest power company in an area comprising Moldova and southern Ukraine. The company exports power to Ukraine, Romania and Russia. It was privatized in 2004 by Transnistrian authorities, but official Moldova does not recognize this privatization.[3]


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