Baikal power station

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Baikal power station is a retired power station in Baikal, Slyudyanskij, Irkutsk, Russia.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Baikal power station Baikal, Slyudyanskij, Irkutsk, Russia 51.515241, 104.18047 (exact)

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

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Unit 1: 51.515241, 104.18047

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology Start year Retired year
Unit 1 retired coal - unknown 49 subcritical 1965 2020

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner
Unit 1 Municipality of Baikal [100.0%]

Project-level captive use details

  • Captive industry use (heat or power): pulp & paper
  • Captive industry: Power


The plant was originally owned and operated by the Baikal Pulp and Paper Mill, which closed in 2013.[1] When the mill closed, the power station stopped producing electricity, but kept producing heat for the town of Baikalsk.[2] However, this arrangement was not cost-effective, and in 2018, the decision was made to decommission obsolete equipment and convert the plant to run on wood chips biofuel. Once converted, the plant would supply heat, but not electricity to Baikalsk.[3] The conversion to biofuel originally targeted August 2021 for completion.[2] In November 2019 the mayor of Baikalsk stated that construction of the new plant would begin in August 2020 and would be complete in 2023.[4] As of December 2021, there has not been any progress in this project and the plant continues to provide residential heat by burning coal.[5] As of August 2022, it appears that the decision on the new plant has not been taken yet.[6]

The System Operator's document published in early 2023 stated the plant's capacity at 24MW with units 1, 2 and 4 in operation using coal.[7]

Articles and Resources


  1. ТЭЦ Байкальского ЦБК выставят на торги повторно, Tass, Apr. 23, 2014
  2. 2.0 2.1 Байкальскую ТЭЦ затопят опилками, Kommersant, Nov. 11, 2018
  3. Байкальская ТЭЦ будет использовать в качестве топлива древесную щепу, Главгосэкспертиза России, Dec. 29, 2020
  4. В Байкальске появится экокотельная вместо старой ТЭЦ?,, Nov. 25, 2019
  5. "Что согреет Байкальск?". Oblastnaya Gazeta. Dec 8, 2021. Retrieved Dec 14, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. "Новая ТЭЦ нужна Байкальску". August 28, 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. "Перечень электростанций, действующих и планируемых к сооружению, расширению, модернизации и выводу из эксплуатации" (PDF). February 2023.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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