Chaunskaya power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Chaunskaya power station (Чаунская ТЭЦ) is a 34-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Chukotka (Chukotkaken) Autonomous Region, Russia.


The undated satellite photo below shows the plant, which is in Pevek (Peekin) town, Chaunsky (Chaan) district, Chukotka (Chukotkaken) Autonomous Region.

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Background on Plant

The 34-MW coal-fired Chaunskaya power station is owned by RusHydro. The plant was brought online in 1944.[1][2]

The station was scheduled to be retired in 2019 and eventually replaced by the Chaunskaya-2 power station, a new coal power plant in the same area, scheduled for commissioning in 2026.[3] In the meantime the area's power supply will come from a floating nuclear power plant (FNPP), the Akademik Lomonosov.[4] The FNPP was commissioned in May 2020 and Chaunskaya's retirement was reportedly imminent.[5] As of December 2021, the power station was still operating with plans to retire the station only several years after 2023.[6] It is reported that the main source of electricity for the area is now the FNPP Akademik Lomonosov since 2020, but the station will remain operational until the Chaunskaya-2 power station is commissioned.[7] This power station and the Chaunskaya-2 power station will serve as a backup for the FNPP Akademik Lomonosov which will be the main power source.[7]

Plant Details

  • Sponsor: Chukotenergo
  • Parent company: RusHydro
  • Location: Pevek (Peekin) town, Chaunsky (Chaan) district, Chukotka (Chukotkaken) Autonomous Region, Russia
  • Coordinates: 69.704514, 170.289712 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross capacity: 34 MW
  • Type: Subcritical
  • In service: 1944
  • Coal type:
  • Coal source:
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. Чаунская ТЭЦ, Wikipedia (Russian), accessed June 2018.
  2. Чаунская ТЭЦ, RAO Energy Systems of the East website, accessed June 2018.
  3. Строительство новой Чаунской ТЭЦ в самом северном российском г Певек начнется в 2026 г, Neftegaz, Jul. 11, 2018
  4. Атомная станция плывет на Чукотку, Kommersant, Sep. 27, 2018
  5. Первая в мире российская плавучая АЭС введена в промэксплуатацию,, May 22, 2020
  6. "Новую мощную электростанцию планируют построить в Певеке". Nov 16, 2021. Retrieved Dec 15, 2021.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Певек с высоты: 40 красочных фотофактов о самом северном городе России". Dec 16, 2021. Retrieved Dec 15, 2021.

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