Built in 1930, this is the first power plant of the Chelyabinsk Region in Russia, and the first energy system of the country.
During Fortum’s investment programme in Russia, two new combined-cycle gas turbine power units were built on the power plant area.
Unit 1 of Chelyabinsk GRES started commercial operation on 1 December 2015, and unit 2 on 1 March 2016. Both new units’ installed electricity capacity is 247.5 MW and heat capacity approximately 174 MW.
The new units are fully CSA-backed. Prices for capacity under CSA are defined in order to ensure a sufficient return on investments.
Commercial operation of the unit started on November 23, 2017. Unit 3 was needed in order to shut down the plant's 8 obsolete generators. After reconstruction, Chelyabinsk GRES became the largest CCGT combined heat and power plant in the Urals area. In 2018 the plant was renamed Chelyabinsk CHP-4. The plant uses natural gas as fuel.
PAO Fortum, Chelyabinsk CHP-4
Power Plant Manager: Vladislav Bannikov
ul. Rossiiskaya 1
454006 Chelyabinsk, Russia
Tel: +7 351 247 03 59