Chaunskaya-2 power station

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Chaunskaya-2 power station (Чаунская ТЭЦ-2) is a shelved power station in Pevek, Chaunsky, Chukotka, Russia.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Chaunskaya-2 power station Pevek, Chaunsky, Chukotka, Russia 68.809724, 173.854552 (approximate)

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

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Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology Start year Retired year
Unit 1 shelved coal - unknown 48 unknown 2028

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner
Unit 1 Chukotenergo JSC [100.0%]


Chaunskaya-2 power station would replace the original Chaunskaya power station, which was commissioned in 1944 and expected to be retired several years after 2023.[1]

As of November 2021, construction of the plant was expected to start in 2026 with completion by 2028, according to a media article.[2] RusHydro was looking at selecting the site and choosing the fuel, with local coal being one of the options. It would be based on advanced modern technology with high levels of filtration of emissions. RusHydro was developing the investment proposal for the station with a plan to have the project prepared in 2022-2023.[2]

The area's main power supply comes from a 70-MW floating nuclear power plant, Akademik Lomonosov nuclear power plant which was commissioned in May 2020.[3][4]

As of April 2023 and December 2023, there were no new updates related to the proposal of Chaunskaya-2 power station. In October 2023, it was announced that RusHydro may build another floating nuclear power plant to cover the power needs when the old CHP (presumably the Chaunskaya power station) is retired after 2027.[5] It could be that this proposal will replace the plans to build the coal-fired Chaunskaya-2.

With no updates on the project for 2 years, the proposal was considered Shelved, as of December 2023.

Articles and Resources


  1. Строительство новой Чаунской ТЭЦ в самом северном российском г Певек начнется в 2026 г, Neftegaz, Jul. 11, 2018
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Новую мощную электростанцию планируют построить в Певеке". Nov 16, 2021. Retrieved Dec 15, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. "В России заработала первая в мире плавучая атомная станция". December 2019.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. Атомная станция плывет на Чукотку, Kommersant, Sep. 27, 2018
  5. "Росатом может построить еще одну плавучую АЭС на Чукотке". October 2023.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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