31 Jan 2018 11:11

TGK-1 genco ups output 6.6% in 2017

ST. PETERSBURG. Jan 31 (Interfax) - The TGK-1 generating company increased output 6.6% in 2017 to 29.509 billion kilowatt-hours, the company said in a statement.

The company's hydropower plants raised output 6.4% due to higher water levels at the Nevsky and Karelsky branches.

Thermal power plants raised it 6.8% due to higher demand in the northwest region, capacity utilization in keeping with the System Operator's requirements and the commissioning of a new highly efficient combined cycle gas turbine plant at the site of the Central CHP plant's No 1 power station.

Heat supply, including by the Murmansk CHP plant, rose 1.1% to 24.714 billion Gcal.

TGK-1 has 53 power plants in St. Petersburg, Karelia, and Leningrad and Murmansk regions with combined installed capacity for 7.36 GW of electricity and 14,422 Gcal/hr of heat. TGK-1 is controlled by Russian gas giant Gazprom , while 29.45% of shares are owned by Finland's Fortum Power & Heat Oy.