- Power Plants
Kharanorskaya SDPP is the largest thermal power plant in Eastern Zabaikalye and the most powerful generator in Zabaikalye energy system. It makes a tremendous contribution to the development of Zabaikalie. The largest consumers of electricity from Kharanorskaya SDPP include mining, railway, transportation and agricultural companies. The power plant sells all its electricity at the Wholesale Electricity Market. Kharanorskaya SDPP generates more than 2.7 billion kWh per year. Its actual heat output is approximately 134 thousand Gcal.
The primary factors influencing the location of this power plant include an existing railway line, proximity to coal fields and a source of water (Onon River). Technical design of the power plant was approved by Soviet Ministry of Energy and Electrification in October, 1977. Main construction took place between 1990 and 1995. The first 215 MW power generation unit underwent comprehensive tests on October 11, 1995. On October 10, 2001, Kharanorskaya SDPP launched its second power generation unit, and on November 16, 2012, the third power generation unit was launched.