Raichihinskaya power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Raichihinskaya power station (Райчихинская ГРЭС, Raychikhinsk power station) is a 83-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Amur province, Russia.


The undated satellite photo below shows the plant, which is in Progress settlement, Amur province.

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Background on Plant

The 83-MW coal-fired Raichihinskaya power station is owned by Far Eastern Generating Company, which is in turn is owned by RusHydro.[1][2]

The first unit was commissioned in 1953.

However in 2009, the largest and newest turbine with 100 MW capacity was moved to the Partizanskaya power station.[3]

And in 2020, two units with 19MW of capacity from the first stage were retired, leaving 83MW of installed capacity in operation at the power station.[3][2][4]

The power stations provides electricity to Amur and Khabarovsk regions and heat to Progress settlement. The system of heat supply is closed[2], therefore the settlement is a captive heat user.[2] Coal is supplied to the plant from the Raichikinsk coal deposit - for example from Severo-Vostochniy coal mine.

The plant produced 479 million kWh of electricity in 2020.[4]

Plant Details

  • Owner: Far Eastern Generating Company (DVGK)
  • Parent company: RusHydro
  • Location: Progress settlement, Amur province, Russia
  • Coordinates: 49.748247, 129.693183 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross capacity: 83 MW
    • Unit - 50MW[5]
    • Unit - 33 MW[5]
  • Type: Subcritical
  • In service: 1953-1968
  • Coal type: Lignite
  • Coal source: Raichikhinsk deposit
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. Райчихинская ГРЭС, RAO Energy Systems of the East website, accessed June 2018.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Райчихинская ГРЭС". dvgk.ru. Far Eastern Generating Company. Retrieved November 2022 via the Wayback Machine. Check date values in: |access-date=, |date= (help)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Райчихинская ГРЭС, Wikipedia, Accessed June 11, 2021
  4. 4.0 4.1 Far Eastern Generating Company. "2020 Annual Report". Retrieved November 2022 via the Wayback Machine. Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Райчихинская ГРЭС - старейшая электростанция Амурской области". pulse.mail.ru. August 2021.

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