Fortum has eight thermal power plants in Russia, the majority of them are natural gas-fired combined heat and power (CHP) plants. Fortum's capacity is the most modern and efficient in the markets. The power plants are located in the Tyumen and Khanty-Mansiysk area of western Siberia and in the Chelyabinsk area of the Urals.
Fortum is an active participant of renewable energy development in Russia.
In January 2018 we added 35 MW of wind power to the Russian power market when our Ulyanovsk wind farm was listed in the registry of capacity. This power plant is Russia’s first wholesale market wind generation facility.
The Fortum-Rusnano wind investment fund has made one of the most ambitious renewable energy commitments in Russia. Following the results of competitive selections of RES investment projects in 2017 and 2018, the Fund won the right to build 1,823 MW of wind capacity. Wind farms are expected to be commissioned before 2024.
Fortum has also three solar power plants with a total capacity of 35 MW in Russia.
In 2019, Fortum's electricity generation capacity in Russia was 4,928 megawatts (MW) and heat production capacity was 8,437 MW. We employ approximately 3,000 persons in Russia.
Fortum also has 29.5% share of TGC-1 that owns and operates water and thermal power in North-West Russia and heat distribution network in Saint Petersburg.
Uniper, Fortum's subsidiary in which its ownership is approx. 75 percent, also operates in Russia. Uniper's Moscow Exchange-listed subsidiary Unipro has five power plants around the country.