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JSC Inter RAO — Electric Power Plants Announces Operating Results for the Full Year 2017

JSC Inter RAO Electric Power Plants published its Business Review for 2017.

Description* 2017 2016 Variation, %
Rated electric energy output at the end of the period, MW 22,379.85 22,112.2 +1.21
Rated heat energy output at the end of the period, Gcal/h 5,812.736 5,837.89 -0.43
Electric power generation, million kWh 95,029.563 91,786.219 +3.53
Rated power output utilization factor, % 50.32 47.4
Heat energy delivery via headers, thousand Gcal 4,140.337 4,088.719 +1.3
Fuel mix, % Gas / coal / fuel oil 83.24 / 16.30 / 0.46 82.07 / 17.38 / 0.55

* Including JSC Nizhnevartovskaya TPP

In 2017, plants of JSC Inter RAO Electric Power Plants has increased rated power output by 267.65 MW or 1.2% as compared to the 2016 figures. Now the rated power output makes 22,379.85 MW.

Following the program aimed at outdated and inefficient equipment decommissioning, power output of Verkhnetagilskaya TPP and Cherepetskaya TPP is reduced by 330 MW to make 615 MW and by 865 MW to make 450 MW respectively since January 1, 2017. Furthermore, during 2017, rated power output was increased based on the results of re-qualification from 1,160 MW to 1,190 MW (by 30 MW to make 200 MW at unit No. 1) at Gusinoozyorskaya TPP-2, from 2,013 MW to 2,031 MW (by 18 MW at unit No. 3) at Nizhnevartovskaya TPP, and at Yuzhnouralskaya TPP (from 420 MW to 422.08 MW and to 422.42 MW at units No. 1 and No. 2 respectively). Moreover, in June 2017, a new 447.15 MW power-generating unit No. 12 was put into operation at Verkhnetagilskaya TPP and increased the rated power output of this TPP from 615 MW to 1,062.15 MW. Then in August, a new 861 MW power-generating unit No. 4 was put into operation at Permskaya TPP and increased the rated power output of the power plant to 3,261 MW. In December, the new power-generating unit of Permskaya TPP was re-qualified to reach 903 MW along with units Nos. 1, 2 and 3 each of which added 20 MW, thus the total power output of TPP reached 3,363 MW.

In 2017, electric power generation of JCS Inter RAO Electric Power Plants business units has increased by 3.5 % as compared to 2016 and reached 95 billion kWh. In general, the growth of the value was led by increased number of operated generating equipment as compared to period since January till December 2016, which was achieved by reduced shutdowns, scheduled and emergency repairs as well as by launching the power-generating unit No.12 at Verkhnetagilskaya TPP and unit No. 4 at Permskaya TPP, featuring the highest coefficients of generation cycle efficiency in the industry. Rated power output utilization factor of JSC Inter RAO Electric Power Plant plants has increased and reached 50%.

We reduced specific reference fuel consumption (RFC) for electric power generation by 5.96 g of RF per kWh through implementation of measures aimed at energy performance enhancement along with the decommissioning of inefficient generation equipment from operation and launching of up-to-date generating units.

Within the framework of repair campaign, we have completed 47 repairs of power-generating units of 15,040 MW total capacity, 45 repairs of steam, hydraulic and gas turbines of 5,050 MW total capacity, 34 repairs of steam boilers and waste-heat recovery boilers of 7,479.3 t/h.

In 2017, JSC Inter RAO Electric Power Plant business units increased heat energy delivery by 1.3% as compared to the 2016 figures. Heat energy delivery is increased due to lower average monthly outdoor temperature in winter and spring 2017 in the regions of power plant location.

Data on electric power generation and heat energy delivery by JSC Inter RAO Electric Power Plant* plants for the period of

Plant Electric energy, mln kWh Heat energy, ‘000 Gcal
2017 2016 2017 2016
Verkhnetagilskaya TPP 4,738.836 3,230.621 218.099 223.844
Gusinoozyorskaya TPP 5,528.652 4,913.124 230.925 227.076
Dzhubginskaya TPP 414.237 619.703 0 0
Ivanovskiye CPP 409.204 948.223 103.007 94.447
Iriklinskaya TPP 6,301.843 6,750.114 16.531 98.586
Kaliningradskaya TPP-2 7,030.389 6,635.016 316.871 312.022
Kashirskaya TPP 2,975.258 3,824.316 227.275 231.912
Kostromskaya TPP 15,544.145 14,330.893 179.918 186.810
Nizhnevartovskaya TPP 12,590.335 12,786.650 234.497 262.242
Persmkaya TPP 13,286.625 9,786.010 314.868 313.462
Pechyorskaya TPP 3,586.449 3,670.297 260.934 257.192
Severo-Zapadnaya TPP 5,725.790 5,691.274 1,219.405 1,122.778
Sochinskaya TPP 964.708 877.110 133.651 85.037
Urengoyskaya TPP 3,345.597 3,430.343 95.119 96.961
Kharanorskaya TPP 3,514.202 3,502.005 119.103 118.953
Cherepetskaya TPP 2,097.124 2,964.906 128.515 124.141
Yuzhnouralskaya TPP-1 1,689.757 1,797.820 341.619 333.256
Yuzhnouralskaya TPP-2 5,286.410 6,027.795 0 0
TOTAL 95,029.563 91,786.219 4,140.337 4,088.719

* Including JSC Nizhnevartovskaya TPP

The fuel mix at JSC Inter RAO Electric Power Plant JSC showed no significant changes: natural gas portion has increased from 82.07% in 2016 to 83.24% in 2017, coal portion has reduced by 1.08% from 17.38% to 16.30%, and fuel oil portion has reduced from 0.55% to 0.46%.

"The main outcome of our company operating activities in 2017 is completion of a large-scale program of new generation installation under power supply contracts. During the term of the program implementation we have put additional 4.9 GW capacity into operation and thus have upgraded the significant share of our power plants. Significant enhancement of our plant assets efficiency was a predicted result of the carried out activities aimed at launching new power-generating units, at decommissioning of outdated equipment, at enhancement of fuel efficiency and at enlightened management of semi-fixed costs", notes Timur LIPATOV, General Director of Inter RAO - Management of Electric Power Plants LLC.