- Power Plants
Urengoyskaya SDPP operates in harsh environmental conditions and permafrost. It is the first stationary thermal power plant in Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Area. In January, 2007, Urengoyskaya SDPP started selling electricity in the New Wholesale Electricity Market (NWEM). Urengoyskaya SDPP provides electricity to Yamal businesses and delivers heat to residential communities of Limbyayakha.
Urengoyskaya SDPP was built between 1984 and 1987. In 1990 and 1992, two phases of pilot-backup CHPP were added to the plant. They were launched in August, 1990, and December, 1991, respectively. By 1992, the power plant was working at full capacity. Construction of Urengoyskaya SDPP was put on hold in 1994 and resumed only in 2007. Construction of a new power generation unit started in 2008.
The first PGU-450 unit was commissioned on November 5, 2012. The new unit meets the latest environmental safety and power efficiency standards. It uses a combination of gas and steam turbine units in a combined cycle to produce additional heat and electricity thus increasing the overall energy efficiency. The new unit works with up to 50.6% efficiency, saving up to 20-25% of fuel compared to conventional steam power plants. Its launch was a major step forward for Urengoyskaya SDPP and the whole energy industry of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area.