Irkutsk-9 power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Irkutsk-9 power station is a 475-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Irkutsk province, Russia.


The undated satellite photo below shows the plant, which is in the city of Angarsk, in Angarsky district, Irkutsk province. It is located alongside the Argansk oil refinery.[1]

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Background on Plant

The eight-unit, 475-MW coal-fired Irkutsk-9 power station is owned by Irkutskenergo which is 90.2% owned by En+Group. The plant’s eight units were brought online between 1963 and 1983.[2] 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.[3][4]

In December 2019 Irkutskenergo announced that it planned to sell its power plant holdings to its subsidiary Baikal Energy Company for 27 billion rubles.[5] The sale was finalized and these holdings were transferred on Sep. 1, 2020.[6]

In May 2021, Irkutsk-9 Station 1 power station was decommissioned, and its load was transferred to the Irkutsk-9 power station. The transfer project cost RUR 3.45 billion and took 7 years to complete.[7]

Plant Details

  • Sponsor: Baikal Energy Group
  • Parent company: En+Group
  • Location: Angarsk, Angarsky district, Irkutsk province, Russia
  • Coordinates: 52.532797, 103.937311 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross capacity: 475 MW
  • Type: Subcritical
  • In service: 1963-83
  • Coal type: Sub-bituminous
  • Coal source:
  • Source of financing:

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