CHP-12 (Mosenergo) power station

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CHP-12 (Mosenergo) power station (ТЭЦ-12) is an operating power station of at least 612-megawatts (MW) in Moscow, Moscow, Russia. It is also known as Frunzenskaya.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
CHP-12 (Mosenergo) power station Moscow, Moscow, Russia 55.7362, 37.5596 (exact)[1][2]

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Unit 5: 55.73621, 37.55957
  • Unit 6: 55.73621, 37.55957
  • Unit 7: 55.73621, 37.55957
  • Unit 8: 55.73621, 37.55957
  • Unit 9: 55.73621, 37.55957
  • Unit CC1: 55.73621, 37.55957

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology CHP Start year Retired year
Unit 5 operating[2][3] gas[2][3] 60 MW[4][2] steam turbine[4] yes[2] - -
Unit 6 operating[2][3] gas[2][3] 60 MW[4][2] steam turbine[4] yes[2] - -
Unit 7 operating[2][3] gas[2][3] 110 MW[4][2] steam turbine[4] yes[2] - -
Unit 8 operating[2][3] gas[2][3] 80 MW[4][2] steam turbine[4] yes[2] - -
Unit 9 operating[2][3] gas[2][3] 90 MW[4][2] steam turbine[4] yes[2] - -
Unit CC1 operating[2][3] gas[2][3] 212 MW[4][2] combined cycle[2] yes[2] - -

CHP is an abbreviation for Combined Heat and Power. It is a technology that produces electricity and thermal energy at high efficiencies. Coal units track this information in the Captive Use section when known.

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner Parent
Unit 5 Mosenergo Gazprom PJSC
Unit 6 Mosenergo Gazprom PJSC
Unit 7 Mosenergo Gazprom PJSC
Unit 8 Mosenergo Gazprom PJSC
Unit 9 Mosenergo Gazprom PJSC
Unit CC1 Mosenergo Gazprom PJSC


The original name of the power plant was Frunzenskaya CHPP. Its construction began in the 1930s, and the power plant was commissioned in 1941. In the fall of 1941, the equipment of the Frunzenskaya CHPP was dismantled and evacuated. In 1941-1942, mechanical workshops were located on the territory of the thermal power plant, in which orders were carried out for the needs of the front - in particular, for the repair of tanks. In 1943, at the Frunzenskaya CHPP, they began to assemble mobile power stations on a railroad track to provide urgent power supply.In November 1944, by decision of the State Defense Committee of the USSR, the restoration of the thermal power plant began. New boiler No. 1 and turbine generator No. 1 replaced the dismantled ones in 1946.In the post-war years, the station became an energy center for the restoration and development of the surrounding areas, where buildings of state administration, science, education and culture were built. As a result of the reconstruction, the electric power reached 110 MW, a few years later increased to 220 MW. In 1981, the USSR Ministry of Energy and Electrification approved a technical project for the reconstruction of CHPP-12, which assumed an increase in its electrical and thermal capacity. By 1992, the installed capacity of CHPP-12 increased to 400 MW, and the thermal capacity exceeded 1.7 thousand Gcal.In June 2015, a new CCGT-220 combined cycle power unit was put into operation at CHPP-12. With the commissioning of the power unit, the installed electric capacity of CHPP-12 increased by more than 1.5 times - up to 611.6 MW, thermal power - up to 1914 Gcal / h. The main equipment of CCGT-220 — turbines and generators, waste heat boiler — was produced in Russia. The efficiency of the power unit (in condensing mode) is over 49%. The commissioning of the power unit made it possible to increase the reliability of power supply to consumers in the west and center of the capital, and improve the environmental performance of the power plant. To cool the water used in the technological cycle, a "dry" fan cooling tower was introduced for the first time at the CCGT-220 unit. Unlike traditional tower cooling towers, the new technology makes it possible to exclude water evaporation and reduce its intake from the Moskva River.CHPP-12 is reconstructing and upgrading equipment, extending its service life and individual components in order to increase the reliability and efficiency of the station. In 2016, all ultrafiltration and reverse osmosis units were put into operation, which allows the CHPP-12 water treatment plant to operate at full design capacity for the production of deeply demineralized water. The implementation of the project for the reconstruction of the existing installation for feeding the heating network and power units made it possible to put into operation chemical water treatment at CHPP-12 using the latest water production technologies, with a high level of process automation.[2]

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