Abakan power station

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Abakan power station (Абаканская ТЭЦ) is an operating power station of at least 411-megawatts (MW) in Abakan, Khakassia, Russia.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Abakan power station Abakan, Abakan, Khakassia, Russia 53.71913, 91.32308 (exact)

The map below shows the exact location of the power station.

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Unit 1, Unit 2, Unit 3, Unit 4: 53.71913, 91.32308

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology Start year Retired year
Unit 1 operating coal - lignite 60 subcritical 1982
Unit 2 operating coal - lignite 105 subcritical 1984
Unit 3 operating coal - lignite 110 subcritical 1989
Unit 4 operating coal - lignite 136 subcritical 2014

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner
Unit 1 Abakanskaya CHPP JSC [100.0%]
Unit 2 Abakanskaya CHPP JSC [100.0%]
Unit 3 Abakanskaya CHPP JSC [100.0%]
Unit 4 Abakanskaya CHPP JSC [100.0%]

Project-level coal details

  • Coal source(s): Borodinsky coal mine


In December 2020 Abakanskaya CHPP was registered as a separate corporate entity and operates independently from its past owner TGC-13 JSC.[1] Its ultimate parent remains SUEK.

The 4-unit plant is the largest power plant in Khakassia. Lignite coal is supplied Borodinsky coal mine.[2] 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.

The Abakan power station was initially constructed as a three-unit, 270-MW plant. In 2014, an additional 136-MW coal-fired unit was commissioned.[3][4] Construction lasted for 3 years and both Russian and foreign equipment was used. Electric filters were also installed.[4] In July 2012, the Eurasian Development Bank signed an agreement to provide a RUR 9 billion loan for the construction of unit 4.[5] The additional capacity allowed to close several old boiler plants in the city of Abakan.[6][2]

In March 2019 one of the plant's boilers caught fire. No deaths or injuries were reported.[7]

In 2021 the power plant generated 2,088 million kWh of electricity, in 2020 it was 1,954 million kWh.[8] In 2022, generation reached 2,652 million kWh.[9]

In April 2023 a media source reported that the capacity of Unit 2 has increased by 10MW to thanks to the recertification of generating equipment upon completion of comprehensive tests under conditions of increased electric and thermal load.[10] However the System Operator's official document from February 2023 stated that the capacity of Unit 2 was to increase by only 5MW to 105MW in 2023.[11] As of May 2023 it is assumed that the Unit's capacity is 105MW.


In December 2020 Unit 1 was selected for the COMMod program for updating energy generation equipment, where selected plants will receive capacity payments for 15 years.[12][13] Unit 1 will be fitted with new boilers and pipes and its capacity will be increased from 60 MW to 65 MW by 2026.[14][15]


Articles and Resources


  1. Абаканская ТЭЦ выведена из состава АО «Енисейская ТГК (ТГК-13)» и зарегистрирована в Хакасии, vg-news.ru, Dec. 8, 2020
  2. 2.0 2.1 Sibgenco. "АБАКАНСКАЯ ТЭЦ". Retrieved November 2022 via the Wayback Machine. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |access-date= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. Абаканская ТЭЦ, Wikipedia, accessed June 3, 2021
  4. 4.0 4.1 Сибирская генерирующая компания запустила новый энергоблок на Абаканской ТЭЦ, RusCable, 3 Sept. 2014.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "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.
  6. В Абакане закроют четыре котельных, 19Rus.info, Jun. 7, 2019
  7. В Хакасии горит Абаканская ТЭЦ, nakanune.ru, Mar. 21, 2019
  8. "Производственные итоги 2021 года: выработка электроэнергии и тепла растет". sibgenco.online. January 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. "Выработка СГК в 2022г достигла рекордного уровня, увеличившись почти на 14%". www.bigpowernews.ru. January 2023.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  10. "Абаканская ТЭЦ наращивает мощности". gazeta19.ru. April 2023.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  11. "Перечень электростанций, действующих и планируемых к сооружению, расширению, модернизации и выводу из эксплуатации (page 40)" (PDF). www.so-ups.ru. February 2023.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  12. "Программы ДПМ и КОММод в электроэнергетике". conomy.ru. February 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  13. "До 2027 года СГК модернизирует 2900 мегаватт мощности тепловых электростанций". energybase.ru. June 2, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  14. К 2026 году СГК модернизирует оборудование своих станций по федеральной программе, infopro54.ru, Dec. 9, 2020
  15. "Приказ Министерства энергетики РФ от 28 февраля 2022 г. № 146 "Об утверждении схемы и программы развития Единой энергетической системы России на 2022 - 2028 годы"". garant.ru. May 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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