Abakan power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Abakan power station is a 406-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in the Republic of Khakassia, an autonomous republic within Russia.


The undated satellite photo below shows the plant, which is located near Abakan city, the capital of the Republic of Khakassia.

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Background on Plant

The existing Abakan Combined Heat & Power (CHP) Plant is a three-unit, 270-MW coal-fired power plant near Abakan, the capital of the autonomous Republic of Khakassia. It is currently owned by the Siberian Generating Company. It is the largest power plant in Khakassia.[1] The three units were completed in 1982-85.[2]

In March 2019, one of the plant's boilers caught fire. No deaths or injuries were reported.[3]

In June 2019, it was reported that four of the oldest boiler houses within the plant would be closed in 2019.[4] In December 2020 Unit 1 was selected for the COMMod program for updating energy generation equipment. Unit 1 will be fitted with new boilers and pipes and its capacity will be increased from 60 MW to 65 MW.[5]

In December 2020 Abanskaya CHPP was registered as a corporate entity in Khakassia and now operates independently from it past sponsor JSC TCG-13.[6]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Abanskaya CHPP
  • Parent company: OOO UC Siberian Generating Company Group/SUEK (Andrey Melnichenko)
  • Location: Abakan city, Republic of Khakassia, Russian Federation
  • Coordinates: 53.71913, 91.32308 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross Capacity: 406 MW: Unit 1: 60 MW; Unit 2: 100 MW; Unit 3: 110 MW; Unit 4: 136 MW
  • Type: Subcritical
  • In service: Unit 1: 1982; Unit 2: 1984; Unit 3: 1989; Unit 4: 2014
  • Coal Type: Subbituminous
  • Coal Source:
  • Source of financing: Unit 4: RUR 9 billion in debt from the Eurasian Development Bank[7]

Description of Expansion

TGC-13 recently built a $300 million, 136-MW fourth coal-fired unit at the Abakan plant.[1] The foundation of the new unit was completed in February 2012.[8] The new unit went online in September 2014.[9]

Financing for Unit 4

In July 2012, the Eurasian Development Bank signed an agreement to provide a RUR 9 billion loan for the construction of unit 4.[7]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 New Unit at Abakan CHP Plant, Eurasian Development Bank website, accessed Feb. 2014.
  2. Abakan Coal Power Plant Russia, Global Energy Observatory website, accessed Feb. 2014.
  3. В Хакасии горит Абаканская ТЭЦ, nakanune.ru, Mar. 21, 2019
  4. В Абакане закроют четыре котельных, 19Rus.info, Jun. 7, 2019
  5. К 2026 году СГК модернизирует оборудование своих станций по федеральной программе, infopro54.ru, Dec. 9, 2020
  6. Абаканская ТЭЦ выведена из состава АО «Енисейская ТГК (ТГК-13)» и зарегистрирована в Хакасии, vg-news.ru, Dec. 8, 2020
  7. 7.0 7.1 "EDB provides RUR 9 billion to the Siberian Generating Company to construct a new unit at the Abakan CHP plant". eabr.org. Retrieved 2020-12-11.
  8. Construction of the New Power Unit Boiler Foundation Completed at Abakan CHP, Yenisei TGC press release, Feb. 20, 2012.
  9. Сибирская генерирующая компания запустила новый энергоблок на Абаканской ТЭЦ, RusCable, 3 Sept. 2014.

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