The power plant supplies the city with heat generated in a combined cycle. Engineering solutions implemented here enable flexible distribution of the heat load between Chelyabinsk CHP-2 and Chelyabinsk CHP-1 and ensure the reliable supply of heat to the residents. This power plant uses gas and coal as fuel.
In 2015, a continuous emissions monitoring system was implemented for coal-fired operation. The flue-gas parameters are published on Fortum Russia's website.