March 26, the beginning of construction of the new power unit (PSU-420) on one of the largest electricity providers in the Sverdlovsk region — Verkhnetagilskaya TPP.
The new unit is one of the most modern and efficient in its class. Construction of the facility will not only decommission obsolete equipment power plant, built in the 50-ies of XX century, but also increase the total electric power capacity to 1,565 MW, to provide a substantial increase in its reliability and operational efficiency, while reducing the allowable levels of harmful emission into the environment.
Project management for construction of power number 12 Verkhnetagilskaya TPP provides "INTER RAO Engineering". The total amount of investment is not its implementation can be up to 20 billion rubles. Planned date of commissioning — December 2014.
"Today we begin the construction of the 12-th block Verkhnetagilskaya TPP. This is — a landmark event for the Sverdlovsk region, it is — a fundamentally new technological solution to the energy of this part of our region. Existing units today use coal power plant. Gas installations — more effective environmental decision, it — other economy. Twelfth block — this is only the first step a large modernization ", — said chairman of the Sverdlovsk region Denis Pasler.
Electric power, "newbie" is 424 megawatts, efficiency — not less than 58.07%. For their own needs PGU-420 spends no more than 3.5% of the electricity. Annual consumption of fuel — no more than 1 million 354.4 thousand tons.
Verhnetagilskaya power plant is one of the main suppliers of electricity in the Sverdlovsk region. Its construction was started in 1951. The first unit started in May 1956. Commissioning of the equipment I-III bursts was carried out in the years 1956-1959, IV stage — in the years 1960-1961, V line — in the years 1962-1964. In 1964, the plant reached its design capacity of 1,625 megawatts.
Originally built power plant to provide heat and electricity Novouralsk electrochemical plant. Today, the bulk of developed megawatt distributed power system for all of the Urals. Each year, power plant produces more than 8 million kilowatt-hours. It also supplies heat to the city Upper Tagil.