Arkagalinskaya power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Arkagalinskaya power station (or Arkagala power station) is a 224-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Magadan province, Russia. It was partially mothballed in 1993, but provides 10MW of capacity and up to 42MW of reserve capacity.


The undated satellite photo below shows the plant, which is near Myaundzha settlement, in Susumansky district, Magadan province.

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Background on Plant

The Arkagalinskaya power station is owned by Magadanenergo, which is owned by RusHydro.

Its first units were brought online between 1950 and 1955 with capacity.[1][2] In 1980 unit 8 was commissioned and the plant reached its capacity of 282MW.

The plant's first phase of capacity was mothballed in 1993 as the plant could not complete with the cheaper Kolymskaya GRES, the rest of equipment was decommissioned. To secure hot water supply for the settlement of Myaundzha, five electric boilers were installed. The power plant works with a load of 7-10MW to provide heat supply to the settlement, while maintaining the equipment in case of emergencies in the energy system. The plant can supply capacity of 42MW within 6-8 hours.[1]

In 2019 RusHydro stated that it may recommission the plant in case a higher load is needed in the region.[3]

Plant Details

  • Sponsor: Magadanenergo
  • Parent company: RusHydro
  • Location: Myaundzha settlement, Susumansky district, Magadan province, Russia
  • Coordinates: 63.043227, 147.207501 (exact)
  • Status: Mothballed[1]
  • Gross capacity: 224MW[1]
  • Type: Subcritical
  • In service: 1950-1955
  • Coal type:
  • Coal source:
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Аркагалинская ГРЭС, Wikipedia (Russian), accessed June 2018.
  2. Аркагалинская ГРЭС, RAO Energy Systems of the East website, accessed June 2018.
  3. "65 лет Аркагалинской ГРЭС". December 2019.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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