Chaunskaya power station

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Chaunskaya power station (Чаунская ТЭЦ) is an operating power station of at least 34-megawatts (MW) in Pevek, Chaunsky, Chukotka, Russia.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Chaunskaya power station Pevek, Chaunsky, Chukotka, Russia 69.7045, 170.2897 (exact)

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Unit 1: 69.704514, 170.289712

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology Start year Retired year
Unit 1 operating coal - bituminous 34 MW subcritical - -

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner Parent
Unit 1 Chukotenergo RusHydro PJSC

Project-level coal details

  • Coal source: Ziryansky coal mine


  • Source of financing:

Background on Plant

The 34-MW coal-fired Chaunskaya power station is owned by Chukotenergo[1], which is part of RusHydro.

The plant was brought online in 1944.[2][3] It consists of several small units ranging 1.5-12MW.[2] The plant uses bituminous coal from the Ziryansky coal mine.[4]

The station is scheduled to be retired and eventually replaced by the Chaunskaya-2 power station, a new coal power plant in the same area, scheduled to start construction in 2026.[5] Until then Chaunskaya power plant will support the energy system in the area, which has been recently supplemented by the 70MW floating nuclear power plant.[5][6] The floating nuclear plant Akademik Lomonosov nuclear power plant was commissioned in May 2020.[7] It is reported that from April 2020 the main source of electricity for the area is the nulcear plant, but the station will remain operational until the Chaunskaya-2 power station is commissioned.[8]

As of 2022, the power station was still operating with plans to retire the station only several years after 2023.[9][4]

Articles and Resources


  1. "ЧАУНСКАЯ ТЭЦ". / Retrieved May 2023. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |access-date= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Чаунская ТЭЦ, Wikipedia (Russian), accessed June 2018.
  3. Чаунская ТЭЦ, RAO Energy Systems of the East website, accessed June 2018.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "СХЕМА ТЕПЛОСНАБЖЕНИЯ ГОРОДСКОГО ОКРУГА ПЕВЕК, ЧАУНСКОГО МУНИЦИПАЛЬНОГО РАЙОНА". 2022. {{cite web}}: line feed character in |title= at position 22 (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link) Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name ":2" defined multiple times with different content
  5. 5.0 5.1 Строительство новой Чаунской ТЭЦ в самом северном российском г Певек начнется в 2026 г, Neftegaz, Jul. 11, 2018
  6. Атомная станция плывет на Чукотку, Kommersant, Sep. 27, 2018
  7. Первая в мире российская плавучая АЭС введена в промэксплуатацию,, May 22, 2020
  8. "Певек с высоты: 40 красочных фотофактов о самом северном городе России". Dec 16, 2021. Retrieved Dec 15, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. "Новую мощную электростанцию планируют построить в Певеке". Nov 16, 2021. Retrieved Dec 15, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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