Luganskaya power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Luganskaya (Luhanska) power station (Луганская ТЭЦ) is a 1,220-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Luhansk, Ukraine.


The undated satellite photo below shows the power station in Shchastya, Novoaidar.

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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.[1]

In the 2014 conflict between Russia and Ukraine, the Ukrainian military placed explosive devices at the Luganskaya power station and threatened to destroy the plant if separatist forces advanced.[2] 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.[3] As of 2020, due to the damage caused by the conflict, the reliability of the power station remained low.[4]

In 2019, due to coal shortages from Russia, the power station was only operating two units.[5] When coal reserves ran out, the power station switched to one unit running on natural gas.[6]

In its 2020 annual report, DTEK states 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.[7]

War in Ukraine

As of February 2022, it was reported that initially only one unit was operating, with the rest mothballed[8]; on February 21, the entire station was mothballed due to Russian shelling.[9]

In June 2022, Ukrainian media reported that Russian forces have significantly damaged the power station[10], which led to its temporary shut down.[9] 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.[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]

Plant Details

  • Sponsor: DTEK Vostokenergo
  • Parent company: SCM Holdings
  • Developer:
  • Location: Shchastya, Novoaidar, Luhansk
  • Coordinates: 48.74781, 39.2624 (exact)
  • Status: Operating (Unit 10, Units 13-15); Mothballed (Units 9 & 11)
  • Capacity: 1,220 MW
    • Unit 9: 200 MW (Mothballed)
    • Unit 10: 210 MW (Operating)
    • Unit 11: 200 MW (Mothballed)
    • Unit 13: 210 MW (Mothballed)[9][11]
    • Unit 14: 200 MW (Mothballed)[9][11]
    • Unit 15: 200 MW (Mothballed)[9][11]
  • Type: Subcritical
  • Start date: 1961-1969
  • Coal Type: Hard coal
  • Coal Source:
  • Source of financing:

Resources and articles


  1. "Integrated Report," DTEK Annual Report 2014, p. 94
  2. Батальон "Айдар" заминировал ТЭС на Луганщине, TSN, Sep. 3, 2014
  3. Батальон "Айдар" заминировал ТЭС на Луганщине, KP, Sep. 17, 2017
  4. Луганська ТЕС, Wikipedia (Ukrainian), Accessed January 2022
  5. Luhanska TPP facing problems with coal amid Russian sanctions, Power Links, Jun 11, 2019
  6. DTEK Explains Gas Debt Situation, Kosatka Media, Mar 24, 2020
  7. Integrated Report 2020, DTEK, 2020
  8. "Сколько энергоблоков теплоэлектростанций Украины запущены в работу". Feb 21, 2022. Retrieved Jun 23, 2022.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 "Из-за обстрелов остановлена работа Луганской ТЭС". Feb 21, 2022. Retrieved Jun 23, 2022.
  10. "Шмыгаль спрогнозировал самый сложный в истории Украины отопительный сезон". Jun 8, 2022. Retrieved Jun 23, 2022.
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 "Российские энергетики помогают наладить работу энергообъектов ЛНР и ДНР". May 31, 2022. Retrieved Jun 23, 2022.
  12. ""Молиться было поздно": история энергетика Луганской ТЭС, захваченной оккупантами". May 31, 2022. Retrieved Jun 23, 2022.

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