Irkutsk-10 power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Irkutsk-10 power station (Иркутская ТЭЦ-10) is a 1,110-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Irkutsk province, Russia.


The undated satellite photo below shows the plant, which is near the town of Meget, in Angarsky district, Irkutsk province.

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Background on Plant

The eight-unit, combined heat-and-power 1,110-MW coal-fired Irkutsk-10 power station produces heat and power for industrial enterprises and the population of the cities of Angarsk and Meget.[1][2]

It is owned by Irkutskenergo which is 90.2% owned by En+Group. The plant’s eight units were brought online between 1959 and 1962.[3][4]

In December 2020 En+ announced that it would replace one of the plant's 150-MW units with a new 150-MW coal-burning unit.[5]

The plant produced about 3,000 million kWh of electricity in 2020 and 2021.[2]

Anticipated Change of Ownership

In December 2019 Irkutskenergo announced that it planned to sell its coal plants and other coal assets, possibly to Gazprom Energoholding LLC, which would facilitate the conversion of these plants to gas.[6][7]

Irkutskenergo announced that it first would sell its power plant holdings to its subsidiary Baikal Energy Company for 27 billion roubles.[8] The sale was finalized and these holdings were transferred on Sep. 1, 2020.[9] Baikal Energy Company would then be in a position to sell the assets to another company. The transfer of assets was planned to happen in stages and be complete by 2024. Gazprom Energoholding LLC emerged as a potential buyer; after acquisition, Gazprom would facilitate the conversion of these plants to gas.


In November 2020, En+Group announced that it would spend RUR 1.1 billion to modernize three units at the Irkutsk-10 power station.[10] This will include installation of three new turbines with combined capacity of 450 MW, which would replace some of the existing turbines. By 2025, a total of four new turbines will be installed.[1]

In September 2020, the first stage of modernization has begun which includes some work on the turbine and boiler of unit 1, expected to be completed by 2022, which would increase the unit's capacity by 5 MW.[1]

Plant Details

  • Owner: Baikal Energy Company
  • Parent company: En+Group
  • Location: Meget, Angarsky district, Irkutsk province, Russia
  • Coordinates: 52.461862, 103.978646 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross capacity: 1,110 MW
    • Unit 1: 60 MW
    • Units 2-8: 7 x 150 MW
  • Type: Subcritical
  • In service: 1959-62
  • Coal type: Sub-bituminous
  • Coal source:
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "En+ Group и ЭЛСИБ модернизируют ТЭЦ-10 в Ангарске до 2024 года". Irkutsk Segodnia. Sep 29, 2020. Retrieved Dec 27, 2021.
  2. 2.0 2.1 EN+ Group (2021). "УСТОЙЧИВОЕ РАЗВИТИЕ КАК ОБРАЗ МЫШЛЕНИЯ" (PDF). Retrieved November 2022. line feed character in |title= at position 11 (help); Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  3. Irkutsk Thermal Power Station-10 Russia, Global Energy Observatory, accessed June 2018.
  4. Иркутская ТЭЦ-10, Wikipedia (Russian), accessed June 2018 and November 2022.
  5. «Интер РАО» расширяет модернизацию ТЭС, Kommersant, Dec. 2, 2020
  6. Russian energy giant looks to shed coal assets, reports say, Bellona, Dec. 5, 2019
  7. Приход "Газпрома" и повышение тарифов, Irkutsk Media, Feb. 3, 2020
  8. Иркутскэнерго продаст дочке весь теплогенерирующий и сетевой комплекс Иркутской области, Neftegaz, Dec. 31, 2019.
  9. В Иркутской области статус ресурсоснабжающей организации присвоен "Байкальской энергетической компании",, Oct. 8, 2020
  10. Модернизацией оборудования ТЭЦ-10 в Ангарске займется ПАО «ЗиО-Подольск», Siberian News, Nov. 18, 2020

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