Chaunskaya power station

From Global Energy Monitor

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

The station is scheduled to be retired in 2019 and eventually replaced by the Chaunskaya-2 power station, 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]

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
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