Putin via video link from the Kremlin launched the commissioning of new power units in Moscow and the Urals

MOSCOW, December 22. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin gave a start to bringing the two new units at Moscow TPP-20 and Serovskaya GRES in the Urals. The event, timed to celebrate in Russia Day of energy, was held in the video conference from the Kremlin with power plants.

The head of state received reports on the readiness of the commissioning and connection of these two new combined-cycle power units at TEP-20 and Serovskaya GRES unified energy system of Russia.

Putin said that the turbines, which are started in a solemn atmosphere, produced by the German concern Siemens and the Russian “Power machines”. “It’s a good cooperation, which gives a positive effect for us and for our partners”, – stressed the head of state. According to him, with the launch of the new unit TPP-20 about half will increase its chances to generate electricity, will add about 10% of thermal capacity. “The installation will improve the reliability of supply of houses and institutions of Moscow and warmth, and electricity, light. Will reduce the power shortage for the development of the center and South-West of Moscow”, – said Putin. He congratulated with this event the inhabitants of the capital.

Speaking of Serov GRES, the President noted that the capacity of the station after today’s run will more than double. “And instead of the coal’s leading role in the electricity GRES will play natural gas, what I would like to thank “Gazprom”, – said the head of state. Reduced emissions of harmful substances into the atmosphere, will be more rational use of water resources in the area of the station. And in General with the launch of the new power unit will increase the efficiency and reliability of Serov GRES. A good, pleasant event.”

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 for 90 percent, 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.