Gazprom Boosts Moscow Electricity Supply
A new combined cycle gas turbine unit (PGU-420) with a capacity of 420 MW was commissioned today at CHPP-16 of Mosenergo in Moscow.
Taking part in the event were Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, Sergey Sobyanin, Mayor of Moscow, Kirill Seleznev, Member of the Gazprom Management Committee, Denis Fyodorov, Director General of Gazprom Energoholding, Vitaly Yakovlev, Director General of Mosenergo.
“The new gas turbine unit increases the power generating capacity of CHPP-16 more than twofold, considerably boosts the reliability of gas supply to consumers in Moscow and lays the energy foundation for developing northwestern areas of Moscow. Here the construction of new housing blocks, schools, kindergartens, hospitals and sports facilities is well underway. It is important that the use of a new turbine unit considerably saves natural gas and strongly mitigates the environmental impact of the power plant,” said Alexey Miller.
During the event he congratulated via video conference all the employees and veterans of Gazprom Group’s power generating subsidiaries on their professional holiday – Power Engineer’s Day celebrated the day before, as well as on the coming New Year holidays.