Arkagalinskaya power station
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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.
Background on Plant
The Arkagalinskaya power station is owned by Magadanenergo, which is owned by RusHydro.
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.
In 2019 RusHydro stated that it may recommission the plant in case a higher load is needed in the region.
- Sponsor: Magadanenergo
- Parent company: RusHydro
- Location: Myaundzha settlement, Susumansky district, Magadan province, Russia
- Coordinates: 63.043227, 147.207501 (exact)
- Status: Mothballed
- Gross capacity: 224MW
- Type: Subcritical
- In service: 1950-1955
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