Chelyabinsk State District Power Plant (Russian name abbreviated to ChGRES) has a rich history. It was commissioned in 1930, and the capacity of the first turbine was 24 megawatts (MW).
In 2015-2016 OAO Fortum commissioned two modern combined cycle gas turbine units with the total installed capacity of approximately 500 MW. The company started receiving the capacity payments under the Capacity Supply Agreements (CSA) on December 1, 2015 for Unit 1 and on March 1, 2016 for Unit 2. Design installed capacity of ChGRES is approximately 750 MW. Construction of the third unit with installed capacity of 250 MW is a part of the inefficient capacity upgrade and replacement program.
The main generating equipment is supplied by Alstom, and the new units use natural gas as the fuel. Fuel utilization rate of CHP production with the combined cycle gas turbine units of ChGRES can reach 83%.
With the commissioning of ChGRES Units 1 and 2, Fortum has completed the mandatory investment program in Russia.
Fortum’s Chelyabinsk GRES inaugurated in Russia – multi-year investment programme completed
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