Ulan Ude CHP-1 power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Ulan Ude CHP-1 power station is a 152-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Buryatia Republic, Russia.


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]

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: 152 MW: Unit 1: 12 MW; Unit 2: 30 MW; Unit 3: 100 MW; Unit 4: 10 MW
  • Type: Subcritical
  • In service: Unit 1: 2004; Unit 2: 1961; Unit 3: 2011; Unit 4: 1997
  • Coal type: Lignite
  • Coal source:
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  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

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