Sochinskaya Thermal Power Plant

Location: Krasnodar Krai, Sochi

Installed power generation capacity: 160,5 MW

Nominal heat output: 50 Gcal/h

Main and backup fuel: natural gas

Emergency fuel: diesel

Start of operation: December 20, 2004

Director: Dmitriy Viktorovich Vorozheev

Sochinskaya TPP was designed and built with consideration for its geographic location and environmental conditions, Sochi Development Program, and 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games Preparation Program. This power plant is one the most modern power generation facilities in Russian electric power sector. Sochinskaya TPP uses some of the latest and most environmentally friendly technologies, and is one of the most efficient power plants in Russia.

When the first phase of Sochinskaya TPP was launched in December, 2004, Federal Energy Commission of the Russian Federation included it in the list of the most important capital construction projects in the energy industry. Sochinskaya TPP uses the latest steam-gas technology with heat-recovery steam generators used to generate heat from turbine exhaust gas. It is a combined plant delivering heat and electricity. This project features seismic design and meets strict environmental requirements of a resort area.

The first phase included two 78 MW steam-gas generation units launched simultaneously in December, 2004. The second phase of Sochinskaya TPP includes Unit 3 rated at 80 MW and launched on December 5, 2009. Heat pipeline to Sochi became operational in 2010.


Krasnodar Krai is a part of Southern Federal District and one of the largest regions of the Russian Federation. It has 38 administrative districts, and its capital is Krasnodar. Krasnodar Krai has a population over 5 million people with urban population ratio of 53%. With unique geographic locations and climate, this region is the largest resort destination in Russia. Krasnodar Krai is a major agricultural region with strong machinery, metalworking, chemical, food and light industries. Despite a significant share of heat and energy industries (approximately 13%), this region is a net recipient of energy. At the same time, its excellent resource base warrants an excellent development opportunity for the energy industry.