Ust-Ilimskaya CHP power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Ust-Ilimskaya CHP power station is a 565-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Irkutsk province, Russia.

Location

The undated satellite photo below shows the plant, which is near the Ust-Ilimsk sawmill, in Ust-Ilimsk town, Irkutsk province.

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Background on Plant

The six-unit, 565-MW coal-fired Ust-Ilimskaya CHP power station is owned by Irkutskenergo which is 90.2% owned by En+Group. The plant’s six units were brought online between 1978 and 1990. The plant is a cogeneration plant, powering Ilim Timber's Ust-Ilimsk sawmill.[1][2]

In 2004 one of the plant's 50-MW units was retired, due to insufficient demand for electricity. In 2011 the unit was transported to the Novo-Irkutsk power station where it was re-commissioned in 2013.[3]

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.[4][5]

In December 2019 Irkutskenergo announced that it planned to sell its power plant holdings to its subsidiary Baikal Energy Company for 27 billion rubles.[6] The sale was finalized and these holdings were transferred on Sep. 1, 2020.[7]

Plant Details

  • Sponsor: Baikal Energy Company
  • Parent company: En+Group
  • Location: Ust-Ilimsk sawmill, Ust-Ilimsk town, Irkutsk province, Russia
  • Coordinates: 58.050903, 102.808966 (exact)
  • Status: Units 1, 3-6: Operating; Unit 2: Retired
  • Gross capacity: 565 MW
  • Type: Subcritical
  • In service: 1978-80 (Units 1-5); 1990 (Unit 6)
  • Coal type: Sub-bituminous
  • Coal source:
  • Source of financing:

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