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The Narva Power Plants (Estonian: Narva Elektrijaamad) is a power generation complex in Narva, Estonia, near the River Nava on the border with Leningrad Oblast, Russia. The power generation complex consists of the world's two largest oil shale-fired thermal power plants called Eesti Power Plant (Eesti Elektrijaam) and Balti Power Plant (Balti Elektrijaam). They are owned and operated by AS Narva Elektrijaamad, a subsidiary of Eesti Energia.

The Narva Power Plants generated about 95% of total power production in Estonia during 2007. According to the contract, the complex is to be upgraded. A first generation unit is of 300 MW will cost €540 million. There is an additional option for a second unit also of 300 MW for €410 million. The first unit will be completed by 2015 if the building goes according to schedule. A decision on construction of the second unit will be made in 2012.

HistoryEdit

The Balti Power Plant was built between 1959 and 1965. It is located 5 kilometres (3 mi) south-west of the town of Narva. The Balti Power Plant had installed capacity of 765 MW in 2005. The installed thermal capacity was 400 MW.The cooling water is supplied from the Narva Reservoir, which is closely connected to the near by Narva River via two 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) long water inlet channels. The Balti Power Plant is the sole supplier of thermal power for the district's piped steam heating system of Narva.


The Eesti Power Plant is located roughly 20 km west-south-west of Narva town. It was built between 1963 and 1973. The Eesti Power Plant had installed capacity of 1,615 MW as of the end of 2005. The planned power unit installed thermal capacity was 84 MW. Cooling water is supplied from the Narva River and Mustajõgi River via a 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) long open drainage channel. The Eesti Power Plant initially had sixteen TP-101 boilers and eight 200 MWe steam turbines. Fourteen boilers and seven turbines are currently in service. In 2003, the Unit 8 was reconstructed to use the CFBC technology.


The Eesti Power Plant has two chimneys which are 251.5 metres tall , which are the tallest chimneys in Estonia.

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