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Hot spotVorkuta Heat and Power Plant #1 of Territorial Generating Company #9, Vorkuta
RegionRepublic of Komi
SectorHeat and power sector
Reason for being a hot spotHeat and Power Plant No 1 is the main emitter of SO2 in the city.
Status in elimination procedureNo information
Environmental status in 2003 reportEmission to air: SO2 from HPP-1: 7548 t/year.
Present status 
Joint projects 
Actions doneHPP-1: In 2010, reconstruction of boiler unit # 7 with the introduction of low-emission vortex coal burning technology (VIR-technology); the plan for optimisation of the heat supply of Vorkuta with closing Vorkuta HPP-1 has been elaborated
OwnerVorkuta Heat and Power Plant #1 of Territorial Generating Company #9


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