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Severo-Zapadnaya TPP is the first next-generation power plant in Russia relying binary steam-gas cycle – a cost-saving and environmentally friendly electricity and heat production technology. It is one of the most advanced power plants in Russia and Europe. With efficiency of 51.5%, steam-gas cycle significantly outperforms conventional generation units with efficiency under 40%. It is the only power plant of its kind in Russia in terms of technologies and environmental performance, and it is used as a model for new and overhauled generation facilities.
Construction of this power plant started in early 90s. In 1992, Russian Government issued a resolution “On Construction of Severo-Zapadnaya TPP in St. Petersburg and Production of Steam-Gas Generation Units.” The first concrete was poured in October, 1994.
The first 450 MW unit was launched in test mode in December, 2000. Construction continued, and the second 450 MW unit was launched in November, 2006. Also in November, 2006, Severo-Zapadnaya TPP delivered its first heat in addition to electricity.
In December 2018, it was decided to rename Severo-Zapadnaya TPP branch of JSC Inter RAO — Electric Power Plants in honor of Alexander Boris.
The station provides heat to Primorsky District of St. Petersburg and is connected to energy systems of Russia and Finland.