Putin by video will participate in the commissioning of new power units in Moscow and the Urals

MOSCOW, December 22. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin in the videoconference will take part in the commissioning of two new power units in Moscow and in the Urals. According to the press service of the Kremlin.

The event is timed to celebrate in Russia Day of energy.

“Putin will hold a video conference and receive reports on the preparedness of the commissioning of two new CCGT units at CHPP-20 in Moscow and Serovskaya GRES in the Urals Federal district, as well as connecting them to unified energy system of Russia”, – stated in the message of the Kremlin.

TPP-20 is located in the South-Western district of Moscow and provides electricity and heat to several areas – Academic, Gagarinskiy, Lomonosovsky, obruchevskoye, Donskoy, Danilovsky and Dorogomilovsky, and Yakimanka, zyuzino, Kotlovka, Konkovo, Cheremushki and Zamoskvorech’e. This is one of the Central stations of the Moscow power system (the original name of thermal power station “Kaluga”), the construction of which began in 1939. For the next 60 years the Park of turbines of TPP-20 was updated on 90%, improved its technical, economic and environmental indicators.

In the framework of implementation of the investment program “Mosenergo” TPP-20 construction of combined cycle power unit PGU-420, which will allow to increase installed capacity, reduce gas consumption and improve the environmental performance of the plant.

In turn, the Serov GRES in the Urals is intended for heat and electricity of the city Serov and surrounding areas in the Sverdlovsk region, as well as for the issuance of an electrical power network 110 kV of JSC “Sverdlovenergo” and 220 kV in the network of FGC UES. The completion of unit No. 9 performed by the customer LLC “OGK-the investment Project”.

Commissioning of new production capacities Serov GRES will allow to replace the outdated fleet life of the existing equipment, to cover the electric power deficit in the Serovo – Bogoslovsky energy system, reduce emissions of pollutants into the atmosphere, to improve the reliability and efficiency of the station.

This is not the first event in the energy sector with the participation of heads of state this month. So, on December 2, Putin in Simferopol launched the launch of the first line of the first phase of power bridge Kuban, Crimea, and on 15 December on the video link from the Kremlin, has participated in the commissioning and the second cable from the Krasnodar region to the Peninsula.