Fortum has started commercial operation of the facility and begins commercial operation and sale of power under the contract for supply of power (PDM) from 1 April 2013.
"Hydroelectric power station — the largest in the Russian project to build a thermal power plant from scratch, and the biggest in scale to Fortum's investment program in Russia. The new unit has been certified by capacity in the amount of more than 420 MW, and is one of the most efficient in the Tyumen energy system. Efficiency of more than 57 per cent will provide the high demand for electricity produced by it "- says Head of Division "Russia" Alexander Fortum Corporation Chuvaev.
Upon completion, a gas-fired combined-cycle power plant will have three units with a total capacity of over 1,250 MW. This is the first project of this scale, implemented in Russia over the past two decades.
In 2011, Fortum within the Democratic Party has commissioned unit at Tyumen CHP-1 (190 MW), Chelyabinsk CHP-3 (216 MW) and Tobolsk HPP (213 MW). In addition to the hydroelectric power station, in the framework of the PDM Fortum is building new facilities at Chelyabinsk GRES, on completion of its capacity will exceed 700 MW. Upon completion of the investment program by the end of 2014 the total installed capacity of JSC "Fortum" nearly doubled in relation to 2008 and will exceed 5100 MW.