TGC-1 reports a 4.3 % increase in electricity generation for the first 9 months of 2012

31.10.2012

TGC-1 has announced its production results for the first 9 months of 2012. Electricity production by company’s generating divisions, including Murmanskaya CHPP, for the first 9 months of 2012 totaled 21,617.0 million kWh, up 4.3% year-on-year. As to the figure for the third quarter of 2012, it increased by 13.2% compared with the same period last year, which was due to a 33.7% hike in hydroelectric power plants’ 3Q generation levels caused by a high water content. Hydroelectric power plants’ overall performance over the first 9 months of 2012 was also very good, showing a 9.4% increase to 10,024.0 million kWh.

Notwithstanding an 8.5% drop in the third quarter of 2012, CHPPs’ 9-months output remained the same as in 2011, totaling 11,593.0 million kWh. The share of the new combined cycle power plants, including the results of the preoperational tests conducted at Pravoberezhnaya CHPP, reached 26.0% of CHPPs’ total output or 13.9% of company’s total output in the first 9 months of 2012, which was equivalent to 3,009.7 million kWh.

The new energy-efficient facilities helped achieve a 1.6 decrease in specific fuel equivalent consumption in the first 9 months of 2012.

The average installed capacity utilization rate (ICUR) in all divisions of TGC-1 was 47.3%, i.e. it remained the same as last year. The changes in the structure of electricity generating facilities caused CHPPs’ ICUR to fall by 2.9 percentage points to 43.8% and hydroelectric power plants’ ICUR to rise by 4.2 percentage points to 52.2%.

Heat output, including Murmanskaya CHPP’s output, totaled 17,628.9 thousand GCal, down 3.5% year-on-year.

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