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.

Location

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

References

  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, vesti.ru, May 22, 2020
  6. "Новую мощную электростанцию планируют построить в Певеке". RusCable.ru. Nov 16, 2021. Retrieved Dec 15, 2021.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Певек с высоты: 40 красочных фотофактов о самом северном городе России". Ridus.ru. Dec 16, 2021. Retrieved Dec 15, 2021.

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