Novo-Ziminskaya power station

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Novo-Ziminskaya power station is an operating power station of at least 260-megawatts (MW) in Perevoz, Ziminsky, Irkutsk, Russia.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Novo-Ziminskaya power station Perevoz, Ziminsky, Irkutsk, Russia 54.033141, 102.033072 (exact)

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Unit 1, Unit 2, Unit 3: 54.033141, 102.033072

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology Start year Retired year
Unit 1 operating coal - subbituminous 80 subcritical 1981
Unit 2 operating coal - subbituminous 100 subcritical 1982
Unit 3 operating coal - subbituminous 80 subcritical 1983

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner
Unit 1 Baikal Energy Company LLC [100.0%]
Unit 2 Baikal Energy Company LLC [100.0%]
Unit 3 Baikal Energy Company LLC [100.0%]


The plant’s three 80MW units were brought online between 1981 and 1983.[1][2] In 2009 following the modernization of the turbine at Unit 2, the capacity of the unit has increased by 20MW to 100MW.[3]

In its 2021 Sustainable Development report, En+ Group reported that the modernization of electrostatic precipitators has been completed at Novo-Ziminskaya power plant.[4]

The pant produced 1,100 million kWh of electricity in 2021 and about the same in 2020.[4] In 2022, electricity generation was about 1,200 million kWh.[5]


The three-unit, 260-MW coal-fired Novo-Ziminskaya power station is owned by Baikal Energy Company, a subsidiary of Irkutskenergo, which in turn is 90.2% owned by En+Group.[6]

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.[7][8] As a first step the power plant holdings would be transferred to its subsidiary Baikal Energy Company for 27 billion rubles.[9] The sale was finalized and these holdings were transferred on Sep. 1, 2020.[10] Baikal Energy Company would then be in a position to sell the assets to another company. The transfer of assets was planned to happen in stages and be complete by 2024. Gazprom Energoholding LLC emerged as a potential buyer.[10]

As of May 2023, there was no other news on the change of ownership.

Articles and Resources


  1. Global Power Plant Database, World Resources Institute, Version 1.0.0, April 2018.
  2. Novo-Ziminskaya CHP Power Station Russia, Global Energy Observatory, accessed June 2018.
  3. "В Иркутской области наращивают мощность". July 2009.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. 4.0 4.1 EN+ Group (2021). "УСТОЙЧИВОЕ РАЗВИТИЕ КАК ОБРАЗ МЫШЛЕНИЯ" (PDF). Retrieved November 2022. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |access-date= (help); line feed character in |title= at position 11 (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link) Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name ":12" defined multiple times with different content
  5. "EN+ Annual Report 2022" (PDF). April 2023.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. "Ново-Зиминская ТЭЦ". Retrieved November 2022. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |access-date= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. Russian energy giant looks to shed coal assets, reports say, Bellona, Dec. 5, 2019
  8. Приход "Газпрома" и повышение тарифов, Irkutsk Media, Feb. 3, 2020
  9. Иркутскэнерго продаст дочке весь теплогенерирующий и сетевой комплекс Иркутской области, Neftegaz, Dec. 31, 2019.
  10. 10.0 10.1 В Иркутской области статус ресурсоснабжающей организации присвоен "Байкальской энергетической компании",, Oct. 8, 2020

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