The Adler district of Sochi hosted today the celebrations dedicated to the commissioning of the Adler combined heat and power station (CHPS). The celebrations were attended by the Russian Government Chairman Dmitry Medvedev and the Gazprom Management Committee Chairman Alexey Miller.
“At present, the Adler CHPS is the most state-of-the-art and productive power generating facility in Sochi. A new energy heart of the city!
The Adler CHPS is an advanced combined heat and power station with the output of 360 MW (heat output – 227 Gcal/h) composed of two independent PGU-180 combined cycle gas turbine units. Each unit comprises two gas turbines manufactured by Ansaldo Energia (Italy) and a steam turbine manufactured by Kaluga Turbine Works.
The configuration of the power station design and construction allows meeting all the main demands for power and heat generation as well as environmental requirements. Engineering solutions and materials applied during the Adler CHPS construction are in line with the highest Russian and international environmental standards.
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The main Adler CHPS equipment is based on the advanced combined cycle gas turbine technology that secures high efficiency (52 percent), low fuel consumption and an average 30 percent reduction of atmospheric emissions as compared with conventional steam turbines.
The Adler CHPS cooling system is a closed-loop water supply system with dry ventilator cooling towers. Such a system does not lead to higher air humidity and environmental pollution due to cooled water circulating in a closed loop.
As the most eco-friendly energy source, natural gas is the main and backup fuel of the Adler CHPS.
The commissioning of the brand-new combined heat and power station enabled to significantly enhance power supplies to Sochi, secure uninterrupted electricity and heat supplies to sports and tourist infrastructure in the Imereti Lowland as well as to facilities intended for developing Sochi as a mountain resort. At the same time, the Sochi power district became considerably less dependent on the neighboring power networks – the Adler CHPS output would cover over one-third of the projected peak demand at the time of the sports competitions in 2014. In the future, there are plans for the Adler CHPS to provide heat supplies to the Blinovo residential district of Sochi.
Gazprom continues consistently reaching its strategic goal for the power sector – bringing its efficiency indicators to the level of the world's largest utility companies,” said Alexey Miller.
During the celebrations the Adler CHPS power-generating units were brought to their full capacity of 360 MW.