On 1 April 2013, the first 420.9 MW power unit started commercial operation, and the second power unit with a capacity of 424.24 MW was commissioned on 1 December 2013. Since 2015, NGRES Power Unit No. 3 has supplied capacity to the wholesale market under the capacity supply agreement (CSA) mechanism.
Thus construction of the most advanced thermal power plant in Russia was accomplished a year ahead of schedule. NGRES supplies power for the region's major industries in the oil and gas sector. The plant uses gas as a fuel.