Blagoveshchensk power station

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Blagoveshchensk power station (Благовещенская ТЭЦ) is an operating power station of at least 404-megawatts (MW) in Blagoveshchensk, Amur, Russia.

Location

Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Blagoveshchensk power station Blagoveshchensk, Blagoveshchensk, Amur, Russia 50.285781, 127.488796 (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: 50.285781, 127.488796

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[1] subcritical 1982
Unit 2 operating coal - lignite 110[1] subcritical 1983
Unit 3 operating coal - lignite 110[1] subcritical 1985
Unit 4 operating coal - lignite 124[1] subcritical 2016

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner
Unit 1 Far Eastern Generating Company JSC (DGK) [100.0%]
Unit 2 Far Eastern Generating Company JSC (DGK) [100.0%]
Unit 3 Far Eastern Generating Company JSC (DGK) [100.0%]
Unit 4 Far Eastern Generating Company JSC (DGK) [100.0%]

Project-level coal details

  • Coal source(s): Severo-Vostochniy coal mine, Kharanorsky coal mine, Erkovetsky coal mine, Severo-Vostochny coal mine, Kharanorsky coal mine, Erkovetsky coal mine

Background

The 404-MW power station is owned by Far Eastern Generating Company, a subsidiary RusHydro.[2]

The three old units of Blagoveshchensk power station were brought online between 1982 and 1985. Unit 1 has an output of 60 MW, and Units 2 and 3 are 110 MW each.[3][4] With the new unit with the final capacity of 124MW commissioned in 2016, the total capacity is 404MW.[5]

The power plant supplies heat to industrial and residential sectors in the city of Blagoveschensk.

In May 2020, the turbine at Unit #1 has undergone a scheduled overhaul to improve the reliability of the turbine unit.[6]

The plant generated 1,922 million kWh of electricity in 2020[7] and 1,971 million kWh in 2021[8] and 2,079 million kWh in 2022.[9]

2013-2015 Expansion Project

In August 2013, RusHydro started construction work on a 140-MW, $200 million coal-fired fourth unit. Power Machines was awarded the construction contract in February 2014.[10][11] Testing of the unit's electrical equipment began in August 2015.[12] The new unit was successfully tested in December 2015 and the first phase commissioned.[13] The project ran into some delays. As of July 2016, the cooling tower had been built, but work on the plant's instruments was still ongoing.[14] Construction on the new unit 4 was completed in December 2016.[15][16]

Financing

Potential Conversion to Gas

A media source from October 2023 stated that the plant may be gradually converted to operate on gas, with feasibility study under way. Two reserve heavy fuel oil fired boilers will start using gas in 2026 and 2027.[17] This media source refers to gas being used as a reserve fuel at the station.[17] However the System Operators' document from February 2023 stated that only coal was used by the plant.[18]

Accidents and Social Impact

On October 24, 2018 the roof of the plant's coal gallery caught fire.[19]

In November 2021, residents of multiple houses complained about insufficient heating during a particularly cold period.[20]

Articles and Resources

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 (PDF) https://web.archive.org/web/20240125143945/https://www.so-ups.ru/fileadmin/files/company/future_plan/public_discussion/2023/final/02_Amurskaja_oblast_fin.pdf. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 January 2024. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. Blagoveshchensk Powerplant, Enipedia, accessed Aug. 2015.
  3. Far Eastern Generating Company. "Благовещенская ТЭЦ". dvgk.ru. Retrieved November 2022 via the Wayback Machine. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |access-date= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. Благовещенская ТЭЦ, Wikipedia (Russian), accessed June 2018.
  5. "Благовещенская ТЭЦ подтвердила готовность работать на полную мощность генерирующего оборудования". in-power.ru. March 10, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. "На Благовещенской ТЭЦ турбоагрегат № 1 выведен в плановый капитальный ремонт". RusHydro. May 26, 2020. Retrieved Dec 15, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. Far Eastern Generating Company. "2020 Annual Report". Retrieved November 2022 via the Wayback Machine. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |access-date= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. "Производство электроэнергии станциями АО "ДГК"". www.dvgk.ru. 2022. Retrieved May 2023 via the Wayback Machine. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |access-date= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. "Годовой отчет за 2022 год - DVGK". e-disclosure.ru/. 2023.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  10. 10.0 10.1 RusHydro to start building phase two of Blagoveshchensk power plant at end-Aug, Russia & CIS Energy Newswire, 9 Aug. 2013.
  11. Power Machines wins contract to construct and equip Blagoveshchensk power plant, Transformers, 28 Feb. 2014.
  12. Началась пуско-наладка электротехнического оборудования 2-й очереди Благовещенской ТЭЦ, RusHydro press release, 9 Aug. 2015.
  13. Первый этап второй очереди Благовещенской ТЭЦ запущен в работу, RusHydro press release, 30 Dec. 2015.
  14. Новая градирня Благовещенской ТЭЦ включена в технологический цикл, RusHydro press release, 5 July 2016.
  15. "В Амурской области завершили строительство 2-й очереди Благовещенской ТЭЦ," Neftegaz, December 20, 2016, Archived Aug. 27, 2017
  16. РусГидро завершило строительство второй очереди Благовещенской ТЭЦ, RusHydro press release, 20 Dec. 2016.
  17. 17.0 17.1 "Благовещенская ТЭЦ может перейти на газ". portamur.ru. October 2023.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  18. "Перечень электростанций, действующих и планируемых к сооружению, расширению, модернизации и выводу из эксплуатации (page 57)" (PDF). https://www.so-ups.ru/. February 2023. {{cite web}}: External link in |website= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  19. [1], 2x2.su, Oct. 25, 2018
  20. "ЖИТЕЛИ БЛАГОВЕЩЕНСКА ЖАЛУЮТСЯ НА НЕДОСТАТОЧНОЕ ОТОПЛЕНИЕ". Amur Info. Nov 27, 2021. Retrieved Dec 15, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

Additional data

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