The current heat production capacity in Ulaanbaatar will not meet the demand that will peak in -the winter of 2013/2014 according the government estimations. It means that the supply of the heat in the city will be in a serious shortage.
A Cabinet meeting of the Mongolian government was held on 16 January, 2013. The Cabinet made a decision to build a thermal power station with a production capacity of 300 MWt in the eastern part of Ulaanbaatar city, namely the 8th Horoo in Bayanzurkh District. The new power station station would be constructed in basing on the US-15, an outdated heat plant.
The government will make an agreement with a selected contractor with ‘turn-key’ condition. Energy Minister M.Sonimpil was tasked to commission the first furnace of the plant along the required heat distribution line by December this year.