Luganskaya power station

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Luganskaya power station (Луганская ТЭЦ) is an operating power station of at least 820-megawatts (MW) in Shchastya, Novoaidar, Luhansk, Ukraine with multiple units, some of which are not currently operating. It is also known as Lugansk power station, Luhanska power station.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Luganskaya power station Shchastya, Novoaidar, Luhansk, Ukraine 48.749346, 39.261917 (exact)

The map below shows the exact location of the power station.

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Unit 10, Unit 11, Unit 12, Unit 13, Unit 14, Unit 15, Unit 9: 48.749346, 39.261917

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology Start year Retired year
Unit 10 operating coal - bituminous 210 subcritical 1962
Unit 11 mothballed coal - bituminous 200 subcritical 1963
Unit 12 retired coal - bituminous 200 subcritical 1965 2020
Unit 13 operating coal - bituminous 210 subcritical 1967
Unit 14 operating coal - bituminous 200 subcritical 1968
Unit 15 operating[1] coal - bituminous 200 subcritical 1968
Unit 9 mothballed coal - bituminous 200 subcritical 1962

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner
Unit 10 DTEK Luhanska TPP LLC [100.0%]
Unit 11 DTEK Luhanska TPP LLC [100.0%]
Unit 12 DTEK Luhanska TPP LLC [100.0%]
Unit 13 DTEK Luhanska TPP LLC [100.0%]
Unit 14 DTEK Luhanska TPP LLC [100.0%]
Unit 15 DTEK Luhanska TPP LLC [100.0%]
Unit 9 DTEK Luhanska TPP LLC [100.0%]

Background on existing plant

As of 2014 the power station consisted of six units of 200 to 210 MW each, commissioned in 1962 to 1968. The plant's first eight units had been retired, and unit 12 was mothballed.[2]

In the 2014 conflict between Russia and Ukraine, the Ukrainian military placed explosive devices at the Lugansk power station and threatened to destroy the plant if separatist forces advanced.[3] Two weeks later, nearby fighting caused a fire at the power station, which triggered an automatic shutdown that left the entire Luhansk region without power. Firefighters were unable to address the situation, in part because of the nearby fighting, and in part because they feared the rigged explosives could detonate.[4] As of 2020, due to the damage caused by the conflict, the reliability of the power station remained low.[5]

In 2019, due to coal shortages from Russia, the power station was only operating two units.[6] When coal reserves ran out, the power station switched to one unit running on natural gas.[7]

In its 2020 annual report, DTEK stated that Units 10, 13, 14, & 15 were in operation at the Luganskaya power station. Units 9 & 11 had been mothballed, and Unit 12 had been retired.[8]

In February 2022 (but prior to Russia's invasion), none of the 6 were operating: three were mothballed, two did not have sufficient fuel and one was under repairs, but it was unclear which specific units this was referring to.[9]

War in Ukraine

In February 2022, the entire station was mothballed due to Russian shelling.[10]

In June 2022, Ukrainian media reported that Russian forces have significantly damaged the power station.[11]

The power station was occupied by the Russian forces since the first days of the war, and as of June 2022, was under Russian control.[12]

In May 2022, a Russian news outlet reported that the station was under restoration with one unit having been brought back into operation in May 2022.[13]

The re-launch of Unit 13 took place on May 7th, and Unit 14 was re-launched on May 9th. In June the third unit (Unit 10) was put back into operation, with the stations capacity reaching 540MW of capacity.[14] (although this is below the sum of individual unit capacities of 620MW). This allowed to restart the work of Alchevsk Iron & Steel plant and Stakhanov ferroalloy plant as well as other industrial facilities in Lugansk.[14]

The plant has been working on gas since the mid-2022.[15] However the Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation Yevgeny Grabchak said that the plant will be switched to coal in the future. The decision is aimed at increasing the workload of coal enterprises in new regions.[16][17] The units are therefore assumed to be mainly coal-fired as using gas appeared to be a temporary measure.

As of July 2023, four units were restored although only two units were actually producing.[17] The 4th unit was presumably Unit 15.

In October 2023 it was reported that works to refurbish and modernize the plant were 75% complete.[18] The grid company of the unrecognized Lugansk people's republic now reports the power station as one of its assets.[19]

Articles and Resources


  1. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. "Integrated Report," DTEK Annual Report 2014, p. 94
  3. Батальон "Айдар" заминировал ТЭС на Луганщине, TSN, Sep. 3, 2014
  4. Батальон "Айдар" заминировал ТЭС на Луганщине, KP, Sep. 17, 2017
  5. Луганська ТЕС, Wikipedia (Ukrainian), Accessed January 2022
  6. Luhanska TPP facing problems with coal amid Russian sanctions, Power Links, Jun 11, 2019
  7. DTEK Explains Gas Debt Situation, Kosatka Media, Mar 24, 2020
  8. Integrated Report 2020, DTEK, 2020
  9. "Сколько энергоблоков теплоэлектростанций Украины запущены в работу". Feb 21, 2022. Retrieved Jun 27, 2022.
  10. "Из-за обстрелов остановлена работа Луганской ТЭС". Feb 21, 2022. Retrieved Jun 23, 2022.
  11. "Шмыгаль спрогнозировал самый сложный в истории Украины отопительный сезон". Jun 8, 2022. Retrieved Jun 23, 2022.
  12. ""Молиться было поздно": история энергетика Луганской ТЭС, захваченной оккупантами". May 31, 2022. Retrieved Jun 23, 2022.
  13. "Российские энергетики помогают наладить работу энергообъектов ЛНР и ДНР". May 31, 2022. Retrieved Jun 23, 2022.
  14. 14.0 14.1 "Четыре энергоблока Луганской ТЭС возобновили работу". November 24, 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  15. "Четыре проблемы мешают Донбассу «дать стране угля»". June 2023.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  16. "Глава ЛНР заявил, что Луганская ТЭС в перспективе может быть переведена на уголь". August 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  17. 17.0 17.1 "На Луганской ТЭС восстановили четыре энергоблока". July 2023.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  18. "Работы по реконструкции Луганской ТЭС в Счастье выполнены на 75% – Минтопэнерго". October 2023.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  19. "ЛУГАНСКАЯ ТЕПЛОВАЯ ЭЛЕКТРИЧЕСКАЯ СТАНЦИЯ". Retrieved June 2024. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |access-date= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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