Blagoveshchensk power station

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Blagoveshchensk power station (Благовещенская ТЭЦ) is a 404-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 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]

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.[9][10] Testing of the unit's electrical equipment began in August 2015.[11] The new unit was successfully tested in December 2015 and the first phase commissioned.[12] 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.[13] Construction on the new unit 4 was completed in December 2016.[14][15]

Accidents and Social Impact

On October 24, 2018 the roof of the plant's coal gallery caught fire.[16]

In November 2021, residents of multiple houses complained about insufficient heating during a particularly cold period.[17]

Plant Details

  • Owner: Far Eastern Generating Company
  • Parent company: RusHydro
  • Location: Blagoveshchensk City, Amur Province, Russia
  • Coordinates: 50.285781, 127.488796 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross Capacity: 404 MW
    • Unit 1: 60MW - since 1982
    • Unit 2: 110MW - since 1983
    • Unit 3: 110MW - since 1985
    • Unit 4: 124 MW - since 2016
  • In service: 1982-2016
  • Coal Type: Lignite
  • Coal Source: Erkovetskiy coal mine, Kharanorsky coal mine Severo-Vostochniy coal mine[3]
  • Source of financing: Sberbank[9] (new unit)

Articles and resources


  1. Благовещенская-ТЭЦ, Wikimapia, accessed Aug. 2015.
  2. Blagoveshchensk Powerplant, Enipedia, accessed Aug. 2015.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Far Eastern Generating Company. "Благовещенская ТЭЦ". 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". 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"". 2022. Retrieved May 2023 via the Wayback Machine. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |access-date= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. 9.0 9.1 RusHydro to start building phase two of Blagoveshchensk power plant at end-Aug, Russia & CIS Energy Newswire, 9 Aug. 2013.
  10. Power Machines wins contract to construct and equip Blagoveshchensk power plant, Transformers, 28 Feb. 2014.
  11. Началась пуско-наладка электротехнического оборудования 2-й очереди Благовещенской ТЭЦ, RusHydro press release, 9 Aug. 2015.
  12. Первый этап второй очереди Благовещенской ТЭЦ запущен в работу, RusHydro press release, 30 Dec. 2015.
  13. Новая градирня Благовещенской ТЭЦ включена в технологический цикл, RusHydro press release, 5 July 2016.
  14. "В Амурской области завершили строительство 2-й очереди Благовещенской ТЭЦ," Neftegaz, December 20, 2016, Archived Aug. 27, 2017
  15. РусГидро завершило строительство второй очереди Благовещенской ТЭЦ, RusHydro press release, 20 Dec. 2016.
  16. [1],, Oct. 25, 2018
  17. "ЖИТЕЛИ БЛАГОВЕЩЕНСКА ЖАЛУЮТСЯ НА НЕДОСТАТОЧНОЕ ОТОПЛЕНИЕ". Amur Info. Nov 27, 2021. Retrieved Dec 15, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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