On October 4, 2013 Alexander Novak, the RF Minister of Energy visited the largest thermal power plant in Europe – 5597 MW Surgutskaya GRES-2 Branch of E.ON Russia JSC.
Alexander Novak visited central control room, turbine hall of steam power units and six power units with aggregate capacity of 4800MW. Also, the Minister took a look at the unique computer simulator in Russia.
The simulator is used by operators of the Plant to exercise operations performed during starts-up and shutdown of the units and elimination of process failures and malfunction of the equipment. Software of the simulator and output interface are equal to ones installed on the existing power units-800MW at Surgutskaya GRES-2, therefore this training allows simulating the control of power units on-line.
Moreover, the simulator gives an opportunity to simulate, check and tune-up new algorithms of APCSs before their uploading in the software of the existing power units in order to avoid failures and faults in operation of the automatics.
SuGRES -2 became the largest gas-fired thermal power plant in the world. The Plant ensures a reliable power supply to consumers in West Siberia and Urals.