Cherepetskaya Thermal Power Plant

Location: Suvorov, Tula Oblast
Installed power generation capacity: 450 MW
Nominal heat output: 94 Gcal/h
Main fuel: Kuzbass Type T black coal for 300 MW units, Type CC coal for 150 MW units.
Pilot/auxiliary fuel: fuel oil
Start of operation: 1953
Director: Oleg Aleksandrovich Savelyev

Cherepetskaya Zhimerin TPP is the first European high-power steam-turbine power plant using ultra-high pressure steam (170 atmospheres at 550°С). The plant was designed by the Moscow Branch of Teploelektroproekt Research Institute.

Four 150 MW units and three 300 MW units were installed between 1952 and 1966, upping total installed capacity of Cherepetskaya TPP to 1500 MW. Six power generation units are operational at the moment: three coupled 140 MW units, two 300 MW individual units, and one 265 MW coupled unit.

The primary function of Cherepetskaya TPP is to absorb the peak loads from Moscow, Tula, Oryol, Bryansk and Kaluga Oblasts. Annual electricity production exceeds 3 billion kWh, and heat output is approximately 150 thousand Gcal.

Cherepetskaya TPP plays a strategic role in ensuring uninterrupted operation of Central Russian Energy System, and it is currently working on 2010-2014 investment program including construction of two 225 MW coal dust power plants using an innovative solid fuel technology. These units will be the first in Russia to use an integrated electrostatic sulfur and dust filters for exhaust gases.

Tula Oblast is located in the central part of the Eastern European Plain. With a population of 1590 thousand, it is the 29th most populous region in Russia. It has one of the most developed economies in Russia, and its ratio of urban population is 80%. Tula Oblast is known for its strong industrial base and very efficient agriculture. It has deposits of industrial minerals used to produce construction materials. Proximity to Moscow, developed infrastructure and mild continental climate bring additional benefits to the regional economy