Unipro PJSC
Annual Report for 2020


The development strategy of Unipro PJSC is aimed at maximizing shareholder value while ensuring that generating equipment has a high level of reliability and ensuring strict compliance with OHS standards.

Strategic Objectives of Unipro
Create shareholder value while delivering return on equity
  • Insuring attractive dividend policy
  • Maintaining high margins after the expiry of CSA contracts in 2024
Reduce environmental impact
  • Developing the renewable power industry in Russia and the CIS countries
Maintain and improve asset quality
  • Completing the rebuilding of power unit No. 3 of Berezovskaya GRES
  • Maintaining excellent technical condition and high efficiency of the operating equipment
  • Participating in CCSMod auctions, replacing by CCGT units/ decommissioning of old and inefficient CCGT units
  • Maintaining a high level of health, safety and environmental standards
Implementing the business priorities of Unipro in 2020

Priority Tasks


Completion of the repair of the boiler of power unit 3 of Berezovskaya GRES

The repair works of the boiler of power unit 3 of Berezovskaya GRES are at the final stage.

The commissioning of the power unit is scheduled for spring 2021

Preparing for the modernization of generating capacities under the modernization programme envisaged by the Government of the Russian Federation

In 2020, Unipro PJSC took part in the auctions held to select the generating equipment modernization projects with the expected capacity supply in 2026. By results of the auction, the modernization project of unit No. 2 of Surgutskaya GRES-2 was selected.

In 2020, efforts were taken to ensure the readiness of the infrastructure of the industrial site of Surgutskaya GRES-2 for the implementation of basic modernization activities. Design documentation was developed for the efforts included in the Technical Conditions for Technological Connection of Modernized Power Units.

Unipro PJSC is planning to take part in the selections of modernization projects in the years that will follow

To improve the operational efficiency of power units which are not included in the modernisation programme

The construction of a heating boiler house at Smolenskaya GRES is nearing completion and the commissioning is underway. The boiler house is scheduled to be put into operation in Q2 2021.

Implementation of this project will reduce the amount of equipment operated at Smolenskaya GRES during the periods when the power units are used to supply heat, but electric power prices do not support break-even operation in the day ahead market

Renewable Power Industry Development

In 2020, the Uniper Group approved the strategic decision to develop the renewable power industry in Russia.

Unipro is going to take part in the competitive selection of RES projects in the event that the RES CSA programme with the capacity supply of generating facilities based on wind and solar energy is renewed after 2025

Modernization projects for Surgutskaya GRES-2 power units

Power unit

Scope of work

Installed capacity before modernization, MW

Installed capacity after modernization, MW

Anticipated commissioning date

Power Unit No. 1





Power Unit No. 2

Comprehensive replacement of the turbine + generator




Power Unit No. 4





Power Unit No. 6





Investment Projects within Competitive Selection of Modernization Projects

At the CCSMod auctions held in 2019, the modernization projects of power units No. 1, 4, and 6 of Surgutskaya GRES-2 were selected. Those projects provide for the replacement of high and medium pressure cylinders and the comprehensive replacement of the generator, with the supply of the upgraded capacity in 2022, 2025 and 2024, respectively. In 2020, the modernization project of power unit No. 2 of Surgutskaya GRES-2 became the winner of the CCSMod auction. The project provides for the comprehensive replacement of the steam turbine and the generator; the supply of the upgraded capacity will begin in 2026.

At the moment, the project works have been completed and the working documentation has been developed as part of the modernization project of power unit No. 1 of Surgutskaya GRES-2 that will be upgraded in August 2021. The newly commissioned equipment is manufactured at manufacturing plants of Power Machines Joint Stock Company: LMZ (Leningrad Metal Plant) and Electrosila.

The implementation of the modernization projects at Surgutskaya GRES-2 enables to extend the service life and to increase the efficiency of the most demanded steam power equipment of the Company upon the terms that guarantee a return on capital employed thanks to the structure of capacity supply contracts under the CCSMod agreements. In the future, Unipro is going to take part in the competitive selection of modernization projects, among other things, it considers possible participation in the projects of in-depth modernization that implies the equipment transfer to the steam-gas cycle