Perm GRES power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Perm GRES power station is a 2,400-megawatt (MW) natural gas-fired power plant in Perm territory, Russia.


The undated satellite photo below shows the plant, which is near Dobryanka town, Dobryansky district, Perm territory.

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Background on Plant

The three-unit, 2,400-MW, gas-fired Perm GRES power station was built in 1986-90. The plant was taken over by OGK-1 in 2005, which was subsumed into Inter RAO in 2012.[1]

At 330 meters, the plant's two stacks are (according to Wikipedia) apparently tied with those of several other plants as the 14th-tallest chimneys in the world.

Description of Expansion

Plans exist to expand the plant by an additional three 800-MW units, for a total of 4,800 MW. In March 2013, Inter RAO began construction on the 800-MW, gas-fired Unit 4, with the E4 Group managing construction and Siemens supplying the boiler. Construction on Unit 4 is expected to be completed in December 2015.[2][3]

Platts lists a 410-MW coal-fired Unit 5 as a proposed project at the site. Inter RAO's 2012 annual report has no mention of a coal-fired unit at Perm GRES, nor does its website or that of OGK-1. It is unclear whether this project is still active. The project appears to be abandoned.[4][5]

Project Details for Unit 5 Expansion

  • Sponsor: Inter RAO UES
  • Parent company:
  • Location: Dobryanka town, Dobryansky district, Perm territory, Russia
  • Coordinates: 58.49669, 56.34637 (exact)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Gross Capacity: 410 MW
  • Type:
  • Projected in service:
  • Coal Type:
  • Coal Source:
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. Пермская ГРЭС, OGK-1 website, accessed Feb. 2014.
  2. Inter RAO UES Has Begun the Construction of the Fourth Power Plant of the Perm GRES, Inter RAO press release, Mar. 5, 2013.
  3. Новости, OGK-1 website, accessed Feb. 2014.
  4. "World Electric Power Plants Database,", Platts, December 2013. The database is not available online but can be purchased from Platts.
  5. Inter RAO UES Annual Report 2012.

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