Verkhnetagilskaya Thermal Power Plant

Location: Sverdlovsk Region, Verkhny Tagil

The plant's installed electric capacity is 1,062.15 MW

The installed heat capacity is 240 Gcal/h.

Main fuel: natural gas Backup fuel: fuel oil

Commissioned: May 29, 1956

Director: Andrey Levitov

Located in the center of the Middle Urals energy system, the Verkhnetagilskaya TPP is one of the main suppliers of electricity in the Sverdlovsk Region.

The construction of the Verkhnetagilskaya TPP began in 1951. The first power generating unit was launched in May 1956. Phases I-III were launched between 1956 and 1959, while phases IV and V were commissioned in 1960–1961 and 1962–1964 respectively. In 1964 the plant reached its project capacity of 1,600 MW. To improve heat supply to Verkhny Tagil, four condensing turbines were upgraded and converted into cogeneration turbines.

In January 2016 the Verkhnetagilskaya TPP decommissioned the worn equipment of phases I-III and completely switched to natural gas, which is an environmentally friendly type of fuel. At the beginning of 2017, the equipment of phase IV was decommissioned. On June 21, 2017, power unit No.12 was launched at the plant. It was constructed in accordance with the Capacity Supply Agreement. The new power unit provided for a 447.15 MW increase in the plant's installed capacity. The equipment of the new power unit has one of the highest electric cycle efficiency factors in the industry (about 58%) and meets the strictest environmental standards.

Initially, the plant was intended to supply electricity to the Urals Integrated Electrochemical Plant (Novouralsk). However, at present, the generated power is mainly distributed in the grids of the Sverdlovsk Region. In addition, the Verkhnetagilskaya TPP supplies heat to Verkhny Tagil.

The Vogulskaya HPP is operated from May through September. Its average output is 1.76 million kWh, and this amount of power is completely used for covering the plant's own needs.

A medium-term technical re-equipment and renovation program for the period from 2017 through 2021 has been developed at the plant. Priority areas include measures proposed in the sphere of environmental protection. Specialists of the Verkhnetagilskaya TPP are aiming at reducing emissions and industrial waste.


Sverdlovsk Oblast is the largest region in Urals Federal District. Its capital is Yekaterinburg. With a population of 4.3 million, it is the 5th most populous region in Russia. Sverdlovsk Oblast is one of the fastest-developing regions with large industrial enterprises, plenty of natural resources and strong academic potential. Its industry concentration is four times higher than national average. The strongest industries in the oblast are metallurgy and industrial machinery. Sverdlovsk Oblast has some of the richest reserves of natural resources. Strong industrial base and environmental conditions such as continental climate promote the development of heat and electric power industries.