Permskaya Thermal Power Plant

Location — Dobryanka, Perm Krai

Installed power generation capacity: 2400 MW (three 800 MW steam power plants)

Nominal heat output: 620 Gcal/h

Main and backup fuel: natural gas

Start of operation: June 30, 1986

Director: Pavel Vladimirovich Faustov

Permskaya TPP is a major supplier of electricity and the fourth largest power plant in Europe by installed generation capacity. It generates approximately 40% of electricity in Perm Krai, and being the largest generator in Prikamye, it covers more than 50% of regional demand for electricity.

Permskaya TPP also produces heat and is the sole supplier of heat to Dobryanka, a city with a population over 36 thousand.

Three steam generators are fueled by natural gas from Urengoy and Yamburg gas fields delivered via branches of the main pipelines.

Technical design of Permskaya TPP was approved in 1978. Three power generation units of Permskaya TPP were launched between 1986 and 1991. There is a plan to add PGU-800 steam-gas units to existing capacity. Expansion of Permskaya TPP is an critical project that is designed to provide for growing demand for electricity in the region.

Permskaya TPP delivers electricity to nearby consumers including Perm Industrial Zone (oil production and refining, petrochemical, industrial machinery enterprises and other large consumers) and Upper Kama Industrial Zone (petrochemical, chemical, metallurgical, wood and mining companies).

At the moment, Permskaya TPP delivers electricity to Berezniki-Solikamsk Industrial Zone in the north, central part of Sverdlovsk Oblast in the east, and to Perm-Zakamsk Industrial Zone in the west, which in turn borders with two other industrial regions, Udmurt Republic and 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.