Blagoveshchensk power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Blagoveshchensk power station is a 400-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Amur Province, Russia.


The map below shows the location of the plant, in Blagoveshchensk City, Amur Province.[1]

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The three existing units of Blagoveshchensk power station were brought online between 1978 and 1984. Unit 1 has an output of 60 MW, and Units 2 and 3 are 100 MW each.[2] The plant is owned by OAO Amurskaya Generatsiya, owned by OJSC RAO Energy System of East[2], which is in turn a subsidiary of RusHydro.[3]

The three units were originally planned for retirement after a new 400 MW unit was planned to come online.[4] However, they have apparently not been retired.[5]

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

Description of Expansion

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.[4][7] Testing of the unit's electrical equipment began in August 2015.[8] The new unit was successfully tested in December 2015. As of December 2015, the final completion date was given as June 2016.[9][5]

The project ran far behind schedule. As of July 2016, the cooling tower had been built, but work on the plant's instruments was still ongoing.[10]

Construction on the new unit 4 was completed in December 2016.[11][12]

Accidents and Social Impact

On October 24, 2018 the roof of the plant's coal gallery caught fire.[13]

In November 2021, residents of multiple houses complained about insufficient heating during a particularly cold period.[14]

Project Details for Unit 4 Expansion

  • Sponsor: OAO Amurskaya Generatsiya
  • Parent company: RusHydro
  • Location: Blagoveshchensk City, Amur Province, Russia
  • Coordinates: 50.285781, 127.488796 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross Capacity: 140 MW
  • Type:
  • In service: 2016
  • Coal Type:
  • Coal Source: Raichikhinsky, Erkovetsky (Amur region) and Kharanorsky (Chita region) deposits[2]
  • Source of financing: Sberbank[4]

Articles and resources


  1. Благовещенская-ТЭЦ, Wikimapia, accessed Aug. 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Благовещенская ТЭЦ". AO DGK. Retrieved Dec 15, 2021.
  3. Blagoveshchensk Powerplant, Enipedia, accessed Aug. 2015.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 RusHydro to start building phase two of Blagoveshchensk power plant at end-Aug, Russia & CIS Energy Newswire, 9 Aug. 2013.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Благовещенская ТЭЦ, Wikipedia (Russian), accessed June 2018.
  6. "На Благовещенской ТЭЦ турбоагрегат № 1 выведен в плановый капитальный ремонт". RusHydro. May 26, 2020. Retrieved Dec 15, 2021.
  7. Power Machines wins contract to construct and equip Blagoveshchensk power plant, Transformers, 28 Feb. 2014.
  8. Началась пуско-наладка электротехнического оборудования 2-й очереди Благовещенской ТЭЦ, RusHydro press release, 9 Aug. 2015.
  9. Первый этап второй очереди Благовещенской ТЭЦ запущен в работу, RusHydro press release, 30 Dec. 2015.
  10. Новая градирня Благовещенской ТЭЦ включена в технологический цикл, RusHydro press release, 5 July 2016.
  11. "В Амурской области завершили строительство 2-й очереди Благовещенской ТЭЦ," Neftegaz, December 20, 2016, Archived Aug. 27, 2017
  12. РусГидро завершило строительство второй очереди Благовещенской ТЭЦ, RusHydro press release, 20 Dec. 2016.
  13. [1],, Oct. 25, 2018
  14. "ЖИТЕЛИ БЛАГОВЕЩЕНСКА ЖАЛУЮТСЯ НА НЕДОСТАТОЧНОЕ ОТОПЛЕНИЕ". Amur Info. Nov 27, 2021. Retrieved Dec 15, 2021.

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