China's largest power project in Russia starts operation

Jun 21, 2017 12:07 IST

A 483-MW gas-steam Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant, built by a China-Russia joint venture, officially started operation on 20 June 2017.

The CHP is the tangible result of the Huadian-Teninskaya joint project. It was launched by China Huadian Hong Kong Co. Ltd. and Russia's second regional power company TGC-2 in 2011, with a total investment of USD 571 million.

The project is seen as a symbol of further deepening of cooperation between China and Russia in the field of electric power.

China's largest power project in Russia starts operation

Key highlights

The project was designed to generate 3.02 billion KWH of electric energy and 814000 Giga of heating supply annually.

The plant is expected to tackle the Yaroslavl Province’s chronic problem of power shortages.

It will bring down Yaroslavl's power deficit from 40-50 per cent to 5-15 per cent and fully cover its total power demand in warmer months.

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About China Huadian Corporation

China Huadian Corporation is one of the five largest state-owned power generation enterprises in China.

It is administrated by State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council (SASAC) for the State Council of the People's Republic of China.

The corporation is engaged in production and supply of electricity and heat, and the development of power-related primary energy.

It produces about 10 per cent of China's power along with Huaneng Group, Datang Group, Guodian Group and CPI Group.

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