Abakan power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Abakan power station is a 406-megawatt (MW) coal-fired combined heat and power station in the Republic of Khakassia, an autonomous republic within Russia.[1]


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 Abakan Combined Heat & Power (CHP) Plant was initially constructed as a three-unit, 270-MW coal-fired power plant near Abakan, the capital of the autonomous Republic of Khakassia. Unit 1, with 60 MW capacity was completed in 1982; Unit 2, with 100 MW capacity, was completed in 1985; and Unit 3, with 110 MW capacity, was completed in 1989.[2] It is currently owned by the Siberian Generating Company. It is the largest power plant in Khakassia. Brown coal is used for the power station, supplied by the Irsha-Borodinsky open-pit mine.[1] The combined heat and power station supplies heat to 95% of consumers in the capital of Khakassia, Abakan, covers the need for electricity in the two largest cities of the republic - Abakan and Chernogorsk, and, in addition, supplies a number of enterprises in the city with industrial steam.[1]

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

Description of Expansion

In 2014, an additional 136-MW coal-fired unit was constructed at the Abakan plant.[2] The foundation of the new unit was completed in February 2012.[7] The new unit went online in September 2014.[8]

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.[9]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Abakanskaya CHPP JSC (АО)[6][10]
  • Parent company: OOO UC Siberian Generating Company Group[11]
  • 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: Irsha-Borodinsky open-pit mine
  • Source of financing: Unit 4: RUR 9 billion in debt from the Eurasian Development Bank[9]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Абаканская ТЭЦ, Сибирская генерирующая компания (Siberian Generation Company), Accessed June 3, 2021
  2. 2.0 2.1 Абаканская ТЭЦ, Wikipedia, accessed June 3, 2021
  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. 6.0 6.1 Абаканская ТЭЦ выведена из состава АО «Енисейская ТГК (ТГК-13)» и зарегистрирована в Хакасии, vg-news.ru, Dec. 8, 2020
  7. Construction of the New Power Unit Boiler Foundation Completed at Abakan CHP, Yenisei TGC press release, Feb. 20, 2012.
  8. Сибирская генерирующая компания запустила новый энергоблок на Абаканской ТЭЦ, RusCable, 3 Sept. 2014.
  9. 9.0 9.1 "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.
  10. "АО "Абаканская Тэц"". Rusprofile.ru. Dec 4, 2020. Retrieved Dec 7, 2021.
  11. "ИСТОРИЯ КОМПАНИИ (Company History)". Сибирская генерирующая компания. Retrieved Dec 7, 2021.

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