Shaturskaya GRES has completed preparations for the heating season and brought heat supply sources on line. Consumers are supposed to be connected to the central heating system according to the schedule approved by the city administration. Social facilities have already been supplied with heat. Pursuant to Resolution of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 354 dated May 6, 2011, heat will be supplied to multi-family apartment buildings after the average daily temperature stays below +8°C for 5 days.
Under the scheduled maintenance campaign, the power plant employees have replaced over 4 km of the heating network. They have reinstalled a pipeline section on main heating network No. 3 and repaired the heating networks on Shkolnaya and Sovetskaya Streets. Currently, they have completed the overhaul of Power Unit No. 5, and are performing the overhaul of Power Unit No. 2 with a capacity of 200 MW in accordance with the annual schedule. As part of the works, the power engineers will subject the turbine to an overhaul and technical diagnostics and overhaul the boilers, generator, and unit transformer. Power Units Nos. 1, 3, 4, 6 and Power Unit No. 7 CCGT-400 have been subjected to standard current repairs.
All operations have been completed in time according to the annual equipment maintenance schedule. The purpose of the works performed by the branch is to improve the service quality, reliability, safety, and performance of the networks, reduce heat and heat-transfer agent losses, and electric power consumption during heat transportation and distribution.