Yuzhnouralskaya Thermal Power Plant

Location: Yuzhnouralsk, Chelyabinsk Oblast
Installed power generation capacity: 747 MW
Nominal heat output: 320 Gcal/h
Main fuel: natural gas, brown coal
Backup fuel: diesel
Start of operation: April 28, 1952
Director: Sergey Pavlovich Zhevtyak

Yuzhnouralskaya TPP is one of the first thermal power plants in Russia with design capacity over 1000 MW, and one of the first power plants in Ural and Siberia to use Russian high-pressure steam equipment. It provides electricity to cities in South Urals and heat to commercial and residential consumers in Yuzhnouralsk. Yuzhnouralskaya TPP generated 4.2 billion kWh of electricity and 373.9 thousand Gcal of heat in 2013.

Yuzhnouralskaya TPP has two 200 MW power generation units, thirteen P-10 and PK-14 boilers, two 50 MW turbine generators (Nos. 2 and 3), one 35 MW turbine generator (No. 4), one 83 MW generator (No. 5), one 100 MW generator (No. 6) and two 82 MW generators (Nos. 7 and 8). It can use either coal or gas for fuel.

Chelyabinsk Oblast is located in South Urals and on the eastern slopes of Ural Mountains in Ural Federal District. It has a population of approximately 3.5 million, of which 80% are urban population. Chelyabinsk Oblast has one of the largest economies among all Russian federal subjects. Ferrous metallurgy, industrial machinery, metalworking and non-ferrous metallurgy are some of the largest industries in the regional economy. Chelyabinsk Oblast has strong industrial potential, work force and research base, developed infrastructure and an excellent location both in terms of geography and access to transport infrastructure. Apart from strong industrial base, abundant natural resources and harsh environment with continental climate promote the development of the regional electric power industry.