Permskaya Thermal Power Plant


Location: Dobryanka city, Perm Region

Installed electric power: 3,363 MW (three steam power units 820 MW each, one steamgas unit with a capacity of 903 MW)

Installed thermal capacity: 620 Gcal/hr

Main and reserve fuel: natural gas

Commissioning: June 30, 1986

Director: Pavel Vladimirovich Faustov

Perm SDPP is one of Russia’s five largest thermal power plants and the largest energy supplier in the Perm region. It accounts for almost 40% of the power of Prikamye. Perm SDPP is the only heat supplier for the city of Dobryanka with a population of 33,000 people.

The natural gas of the Urengoy and Yamburg deposits serves as the main and reserve fuel; it comes to the plant via the branches of the main gas pipelines.

The technical project of the Perm SDPP was approved in 1978, and then three steam-power units of the Perm SDPP were commissioned in the period from 1986 to 1991. In August of 2017, power unit #4 was put into operation on the basis of a CCGT-800 combined cycle gas turbine.

Perm SDPP supplies energy to the nearby consumer groups: the industrial centre of the Perm region (oil production, oil refining and petrochemical enterprises, engineering and other energy-intensive industries) and the Verkhnekamsky industrial hub (petrochemicals, chemicals, nonferrous and ferrous metallurgy, logging and timber processing, mining).

Currently, the power generated by the Perm SDPP goes to the Berezniki - Solikamsk industrial hub in the north, the center of Sverdlovsk region in the east and to the Perm-Zakamsky power hub in in the west, neighbor to two industrial regions – the Udmurt Republic and the Republic of Bashkortostan.


Perm Krai is located on the eastern border of the Russian Plain and the western slopes of Ural Mountains. It has a population of 2.6 million people. Its economy relies on strong manufacturing sector, which is represented by oil, chemical, petrochemical, metallurgy, machinery and wood industries. Perm Krai has abundant water resources and natural reserves, and produces approximately 10 million tonnes of oil per annum. Its energy and chemical industries are largely self-sufficient in fuel. Moderate continental climate is beneficial for its well-developed agricultural sector with strong plant and animal husbandry bases.