Baikal power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Baikal power station is a 49-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Biakalsk, Irkutsk, Russia.


The undated satellite photo below shows the plant, which is in Biakalsk, Irkustk, Russia.

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Background on Plant

The plant was originally owned and operated by the Baikal Pulp and Paper Mill, which closed in 2013,[1] after which it was turned over to the town of Biakalsk.[2] In November 2018 it was announced that the plant would be converted to run on wood biofuel by August 2021.[2] In November 2019 the mayor of Biakalsk stated that construction of the new plant would begin in August 2020 and would be complete in 2023.[3]

Plant Details

  • Sponsor: Municipality of Biakalsk
  • Parent company: Municipality of Biakalsk
  • Location: Biakalsk, Irkutsk, Russia
  • Coordinates: 51.5152411, 104.1804701 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross capacity: 49 MW
  • Type: Subcritical
  • In service: 1965
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