Neryungrinskaya power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Neryungrinskaya power station (or Neryungri power station) is a 570-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Sakha Republic, Russia. A further 430 MW has been proposed.


The undated satellite photo below shows the plant, which is near Serebryany Bor, in Neryungri (Nüörüñgürü) town, Sakha Republic.

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Background on Plant

The three-unit, 570-MW coal-fired Neryungrinskaya power station is owned by RusHydro. The plant’s three units were brought online between 1983 and 1985.[1][2][3] In November 2019 a reconstruction and refurbishing of Unit 2 was completed at a cost of 145 million rubles.[4]

In November 2020 the Ministry of Energy announced a plan to build a 2 x 215 MW expansion of the plant.[5]

Environmental impact

In May 2019 local officials agreed to begin monthly monitoring of pollution from the plant.[6]

Plant Details

  • Sponsor: JSC RAO Energy System of East
  • Parent company: RusHydro
  • Location: Serebryany Bor, in Neryungri (Nüörüñgürü) town, Sakha Republic, Russia
  • Coordinates: 56.669848, 124.852283 (exact)
  • Status: Units 1-3: Operating; Units 4-5: Announced
  • Gross capacity: Units 1-2: 2 x 180 MW; Unit 3: 210 MW; Units 4-5: 2 x 215 MW
  • Type: Subcritical
  • In service: 1983-85
  • Coal type: Bituminous
  • Coal source:
  • Source of financing:

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