Irkutsk-6 power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Irkutsk-6 power station is a 270-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Irkutsk province, Russia.

Location

The undated satellite photo below shows the plant, which is near Bratsk, in Bratsky district, Irkutsk province.

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Background on Plant

The five-unit, 270-MW coal-fired Irkutsk-6 power station is owned by Irkutskenergo which is 90.2% owned by En+Group. The plant’s five units were brought online between 1965 and 1977.[1][2] In December 2019 the Board of Directors of Irkutskenergo approved a deal with JSC Irkutskenergoremont in the amount of 725 million rubles to repair and renovate the plant.[3] 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.[4][5]

In December 2019 Irkutskenergo announced that it planned to sell its power plant holdings to its subsidiary Baikal Energy Company for 27 billion rubles.[6] The sale was finalized and these holdings were transferred on Sep. 1, 2020.[7]

In September 2020 En+Group announced a plan to refurbish and modernize the plant by 2022, and in the process increase its capacity by 5 MW.[8]

Plant Details

  • Sponsor: Baikal Energy Company
  • Parent company: En+Group
  • Location: Bratsk, Bratsky district, Irkutsk province, Russia
  • Coordinates: 56.122361, 101.601071 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross capacity: 270 MW: Unit 1: 60 MW; Unit 2: 50 MW; Unit 3: 60 MW; Unit 4: 50 MW; Unit 5: 50 MW
  • Type: Subcritical
  • In service: Unit 1: 1965; Unit 2: 1965; Unit 3: 1971; Unit 4: 1973; Unit 5: 1977
  • Coal type: Sub-bituminous
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