Gusinoozyorskaya Thermal Power Plant


Location: Gusinoozyorsk, Republic of Buryatia
Installed power generation capacity: 1 190 MW
Nominal heat output: 224.5 Gcal/h
Main fuel: coal from Okino-Clyuchevsky field and Gusinoozyorsky mine
Pilot fuel: fuel oil
Start of operation: December 22, 1976
Director: Maksim Yurievich Chelovechkin

Gusinoozyorskaya TPP is the largest condenser power plant in Zabaikalye and one of the largest businesses in the Republic of Buryatia. Gusinoozyorskaya TPP generated over 135 billion kWh of electricity since its launch. It provides electricity to Buryatia and nearby regions, and heats the city of Gusinoozyorsk with a population of 24 thousand. The power plant generates approximately 4.5 million kWh of electricity per year. Heat output: approx. 300 thousand Gcal.

The first phase consists of four power generation units launched between 1976 and 1979. The second phase started operation in 1988 with the launch of power generation unit 5. Unit 6 was launched in 1992. Unit 2 was overhauled between 1993 and 1996. Unit 4 with a capacity of 210 MW was launched in the end of October, 2013 after overhaul and upgrade.

A series of upgrades and overhauls is planned for the next few years to reduce production costs and increase power generation.

The power plant has been the largest employer in Gusinoozyorsk since late 90s.

Located in the south of Eastern Siberia, southeast of Lake Baikal, Republic of Buryatia is a part of Siberian Federal District. Its capital, business and cultural center is Ulan-Ude. Republic of Buryatia has a population of approximately 970 thousand residents, with approximately 60% ratio of urban population. The largest businesses in Buryatia represent mining and other primary industries. Energy industry is the largest due to abundance of natural resources and harsh continental climate. According to expert reviews, Buryatia is a top 20 Russian region by natural resources and a top 5 region by attractiveness for foreign investments.