Ulan Ude CHP-1 power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Ulan Ude CHP-1 power station (Улан-Удэнская ТЭЦ-1) is a 148.8-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Buryatia Republic, Russia.

Location

The undated satellite photo below shows the plant, which is in Ulan-Ude (Ulaan Üde) city, Buryatia (Buryaad) Republic.

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Background on Plant

The four-unit, 152-MW coal-fired Ulan Ude CHP-1 began operation in 1936. The power station is owned by Russian Railways.[1][2]

The extreme age of the power station has lead to numerous problems. The plant suffered major accidents in 2001, 2008, and 2009. And at least twice, during extreme frosts, the Ministry of Emergencies considered options for evacuating the population of Ulan-Ude because the power station was incapable of meeting heat demand.[3]

In December 2021, a fire at the Ulan Ude CHP-1 power station caused four boilers and two steam turbines to be disconnected, triggering a declaration of emergency for the town.[4][5] Experts estimated that the fire had caused about 100 million rubles worth of damage.[6]

Modernization

In March 2022, a replacement turbine unit for Unit 6 has been delivered to the station for installation. The new unit will result in increased capacity of Unit 6 to 32 MW.[7] In May 2022, the installation of the new unit has started.[8]

Plant Details

  • Sponsor: TGC-14
  • Parent company: Russian Railways
  • Location: Ulan-Ude (Ulaan Üde) city, Buryatia (Buryaad) Republic, Russia
  • Coordinates: 51.832589, 107.617338 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross capacity: 148.8 MW[9]
    • Unit 1: 8.4 MW
    • Unit 3: 12 MW
    • Unit 6: 30 MW
    • Unit 7: 98.4 MW
  • Type: Subcritical
  • In service:[9]
    • Unit 1: 1997
    • Unit 3: 2004
    • Unit 6: 1963; replacement in progress in 2022[7][8]
    • Unit 7: 2011
  • Coal type: Lignite
  • Coal source:
  • Source of financing:

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References

  1. Ulan-Ude Powerplant, Wikimapia, accessed June 2018.
  2. Улан-Удэнская ТЭЦ-1, Wikipedia (Russian), accessed June 2018.
  3. Alexey Subbotin, Секрет бурятской ТЭЦ, Rossiyskaya Gazeta, June 14, 2019
  4. В Улан-Удэ из-за аварии на ТЭЦ-1 введён режим ЧС, Baikal Daily, Dec. 23, 2021
  5. В Улан-Удэ авария на ТЭЦ-1, Vostok Teleinform, Dec. 23, 2021
  6. Ущерб от аварии на Улан-Удэнской ТЭЦ-1 оценивается в 100 млн рублей, EnergyLand, Jan. 5, 2022
  7. 7.0 7.1 "На Улан-Удэнскую ТЭЦ-1 прибыл новый генератор для турбины №6". energybase.ru. Mar 25, 2022. Retrieved Jun 28, 2022.
  8. 8.0 8.1 "На Улан-Удэнской ТЭЦ-1 приступили к монтажу нового генератора турбины №6". energybase.ru. May 13, 2022. Retrieved Jun 28, 2022.
  9. 9.0 9.1 "Основное оборудование филиала "Генерация Бурятии"" (PDF). tgk-14.com. Retrieved Jun 28, 2022.

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