Kharanorskaya SDPP

Yasnogorsk, Olovyanninsky District, Zabaikalye Territory
Commissioned in:
July 15, 1995
Installed power
generation capacity:
665 MW
Installed heat
329,3 Gcal/h
Main fuel:
coal from Urtuysky and Kharanorsky coal mines
Reserve fuel:
fuel oil
Kindling fuel
fuel oil

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.

Zabaikalye Territory

Zabaikalsky Region is a region in Eastern Zabaikalie and Siberian Federal District with the capital of Chita. Its total population exceeds 1106 thousand with urban population ratio of 64%. Zabaikalsky Region has abundant mineral reserves. Relatively favorable conditions for agriculture and direct transport access to Asia-Pacific play an important role in development of the regional economy. The largest industries of Zabaikalsky Region are mining, rail transport, coal and energy; 96.2% of energy generation are centralized. With the launch of the third power generation unit at Kharanorskaya TPP, Zabaikalie no longer suffers from shortage of electricity despite harsh environmental conditions including extreme continental climate, high seismic activity and permafrost.

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