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Inter RAO Electric Power Plants summarizes operating results for the first nine months of 2017

Inter RAO Electric Power Plants published its operating results for the first nine months of 2017.

Indicator* 9 months 2017 9 months 2016 Change %
Installed power generation capacity at the end of the period, MW 22,229.85 22,056.5 +0.8
Installed heat generation capacity at the end of the period, Gcal/h 5,812.89 5,837.89 -0.4
Power generation, million kWh* 68,537.869 67935.785 +0.9
Capacity factor, %   49.08 46.88 +2.2
Heat distribution from collectors, thousand Gcal 2,715.934 2512.411 +8.1
Fuel mix, % Gas/coal/fuel oil 82.91/16.51/0.58 81.48/17.84/0.68

* Including Nizhnevartovskaya TPP

The installed capacity of power plants of Inter RAO – electric power plants for the first nine months of 2017 was increased by 173,35 MW or 0.8% compared to the same period of 2016 and made 222,29.85 MW.

Within the frame of the programme for decommissioning of obsolete and inefficient equipment, of Verkhnetagilskaya TPP capacity was reduced by 330 MW reduced down to 615 MW from 1 January 2017, and Cherepetskaya TPP – by 450 MW to 865 MW. Also in the period from 1 October 2016 to 30 September 2017, pursuant to the results of the re-certification, the installed capacity of Gusinoozerskaya TPP was increased from 1130 MW up to 1160 MW (Unit 2 by 10 MW up to 190 MW, Unit 5 by 10 MW up to 210 MW, Unit 6 by 10 MW up to 210 MW), Urengoyskaya TPP - from 514 MW up to 529.7 MW (Unit 1 by 15.7 MW), Kharanorskaya TPP - from 655 MW up to 665 (Unit 3 by 10 MW up to 235 MW) and Yuzhnouralskaya TPP (Units 1, 2 from 420 MW up to 422.08MW and 422.42 MW, respectively). In addition, in June 2017, Unit 12 of 447.15 MW capacity was put into operation at Verkhnetagilskaya TPP increasing the installed capacity of the plant from 615 to 1, 062.15 MW. Finally, in August, Permskaya TPP started up Unit 4 with the capacity of 861 MW incresing the plant total capacity up to 261 MW.

Power generation Inter RAO – electric power plants for the first 9 months of 2017 increased by 0.9% compared to the same period of 2016 amounting to 68.54 billion kW*h.

The growth is mainly caused by the increase in the scope of operating generating equipment as compared to January – September 2016 due to the reduction of outages for scheduled and unscheduled maintenance as well as due to commissioning of Unit 12 at the Verkhnetagilskaya TPP and Unit of Permskaya TPP, which demonstrate some of the highest electrical cycle efficiency in the industry. Utilization of installed capacity (capacity factor) of Inter RAO – electric power plants power plants has increased up to 49%.

The measures implemented to increase efficiency, as well as decommissioning of inefficient generating equipment and commissioning of state-of-the art generating capacities resulted in the decrease of specific reference fuel consumption for power generation by 6.94 g of reference fuel per kWh.

As a part of the maintenance outage, in the first nine months of 2017, the company completed the repairs of 39 power units with the total capacity of 13,215 MW, 24 repair of steam and gas turbines, with a total capacity of 2,614.7 MW, 25 repairs of steam boilers and exhaust heat boilers with a total steam capacity of 5,933.2 t/h.

Heat generation by the Inter RAO – Electric Power Plants in the first nine months of 2017 increased 8.1% as compared to the same period of 2016. The growth is caused by lower average monthly temperature of the ambient air in winter and spring 2017 in the regions serviced by Inter RAO power plants.

Power and heat generation by Inter RAO – Electric Power Plants* in the first none months of the year:

Plant Power, million kWh Heat, thousand Gcal
2017   2016 2017   2016
Verkhnetagilskaya TPP 3,510.784 2,417.290 155.755 138.71
Gusinoozyorskaya TPP 3,875.936 3,628.477 150.523 140.778
Dzhubginskaya TPP 302.518 409.042 0 0
Ivanovskiye CPP 330.796 871.960 61.002 54.060
Iriklinskaya TPP 4,611595 5,150.208 10.559 65.052
Kaliningradskaya TPP-2 5,241.191 4,743. 761 212.764 198.208
Kashirskaya TPP 2,082.843 2,784.177 151.32 150.653
Коstromskaya TPP 10,776.332 10,727.929 119.340 120.069
Nizhnevartovskaya TPP 8,966.678 10,124.340 156.729 148.040
Permskaya TPP 8,865921 6588.807 221.477 192.466
Pechorskaya TPP 2,627.323 2,673.5 186.038 155.734
Severo-Zapadnaya TPP 4,417.505 4,070.406 745.181 666.170
Sochinskaya TPP 759.291 645.076 96.350 55.513
Urengoyskaya TPP 2,572.708 2,490.571 64.803 60.158
Kharanorskaya TPP 2,648.586 2539.856 76.189 74.367
Cherepetskaya TPP 1,501.458 2,255.841 80.936 79.968
Yuzhnouralskaya TPP-1 1,277.141 1,389.491 226.756 212.904
Yuzhnouralskaya TPP -2 4,169.262 4,425.054 0 0
TOTAL 68,537.869 67,935.785 2,715.934 2,512.411

* Including Nizhnevartovskaya TPP.

The fuel mix of Inter RAO – Electric Power Plants changed insignificantly: the share of natural gas increased from 81,48% in January – September 2016 to 82,91% for the first 9 months of 2017, the share of coal decreased by 1.33% – from 17.84% to 16.51%, while the share of fuel oil decreased decreased from 0.68% to 0.58 percent.