Novo-Irkutsk power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Novo-Irkutsk power station is a 705-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Irkutsk province, Russia.


The undated satellite photo below shows the plant, which is in Irkutsk city, Irkutsk province.

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Background on Plant

The five-unit, 655-MW coal-fired Novo-Irkutsk power station is owned by Irkutskenergo which is 90.2% owned by En+Group. The plant’s five units were brought online between 1975 and 1987.[1][2][3]

In 2013 an additional 50-MW unit was commissioned. The unit had been part of the Ust-Ilimsk Thermal Power Plant, which was decommissioned in 2004. The unit was transported to Irkutsk in 2011.[4]

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.[5][6]

In December 2019 Irkutskenergo announced that it planned to sell its power plant holdings to its subsidiary Baikal Energy Company for 27 billion rubles.[7] The sale was finalized and these holdings were transferred on Sep. 1, 2020.[8]

Plant Details

  • Sponsor: Baikal Energy Company
  • Parent company: En+Group
  • Location: Irkutsk city, Irkutsk province, Russia
  • Coordinates: 52.246817, 104.203081 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross capacity: 705 MW
  • Type: Subcritical
  • In service: Units 1-5: 1975-87; Unit 6: 2013
  • Coal type: Lignite[9]
  • Coal source:
  • Source of financing:

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