Kostromskaya SDPP

Volgorechensk, Kostroma Region
Commissioned in:
June 29, 1969
Installed power
generation capacity:
3 600 MW
Installed heat
450 Gcal/h
Main fuel:
natural gas
Reserve fuel:
fuel oil

Kostromskaya SDPP is one of the largest and most technically advanced thermal power plants in Central Russia with record low fuel consumption in its class. It is the third largest power plant by installed capacity (3600 MW) generating approximately 1.5% of all Russian electricity (annual electricity output of the station is about 15 billion kWh)

Kostromskaya SDPP was built in three phases. The first phase consists of four 300 MW coupled units launched between June, 1969, and December, 1970. The second phase consists of four additional 300 MW single units launched between November 1971 and June 1973. The third phase is a unique 1200 MW generation unit completed in December, 1980.

Kostromskaya SDPP delivers its electricity to the Wholesale Electricity Market through regional companies in Kostroma, Ivanovo, Yaroslavl, Vladimir, Moscow and Nizhny Novgorod Regions, serving more than forty Russian regions and other countries.

Kostromskaya SDPP is one of the largest taxpayers and employers in the region. It is a state-of-the-art facility maintaining the lowest fuel consumption and high reliability through advanced maintenance and repair operations. It has won numerous regional awards in the Russian Socially Efficient Enterprise contest.

Kostroma Region

Kostroma Region is located in the northeastern part of European Russia. It has a population of 667 thousand. It has one of the highest birth rates in the Central Federal District, shows stable improvement in standard of living, and has unemployment rate below 1%. Manufacturing industries represent the largest sector economy with approximately 30% of gross regional product. Abundant water resources, developed transportation industry and moderate continental climate make the energy industry a priority and an area of specialization for Kostroma Region. Power generation and distribution of electricity and gas constitute 27% of the overall industrial production in the region.

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