An educational trip for Swedish journalists takes place in Murmansk Oblast


During the tour, organised by Barents Press Russia and Barents Press Sweden, the participants visited TGC-1's Verkhne-Tulomskaya and Nizhne-Tulomskaya HPPs, as well as Murmanskaya CHPP.


"Murmansk Oblast was not chosen coincidentally as a start to explore the industry. Here are all types of energy industry combined, namely, nuclear, hydraulic and wind energy, and boiler facilities using different fuel. In addition, colleagues are interested in how the power system works, where the supply of electricity is higher than demand," said Anna Kireeva, Chairman of the Board of Barents Press Russia.


At TGC-1's facilities the press tour participants observed the power plant upgrade projects, an underground fish factory where trout is grown, and a unique fish passage for salmon.


For reference:

TGC-1 is a leading producer and supplier of electricity and heat in the North-West of Russia. TGC-1 comprises 53 electric power plants within four constituent entities of the Russian Federation: St. Petersburg, the Republic of Karelia, Leningrad and Murmansk Oblasts. The installed electric power capacity of TGC-1 is 6.95 GW, heat capacity — 13.65 thousand Gcal/h.

The Kolskiy Branch of PJSC TGC-1 includes 17 HPPs of the three cascades, located in the Kola Peninsula, and the Apatitskaya CHPP, which is one of the largest combined heat and power plants in the area. Hydropower potential of the region is mastered in the basins of the Niva, Tuloma, Kovda, Voronya, Teriberka and Paz rivers. Generated electricity is delivered to the domestic wholesale market and is also partially exported to Finland and Norway.

The Company's subsidiaries in the region are PJSC Murmanskaya CHPP, providing consumers in Murmansk with 75% of heat energy, and JSC Khibinskaya Heat Company, providing heat transfer from Apatitskaya CHPP to consumers in Kirovsk.

The total capacity of TGC-1's power plants in Murmansk Oblast (including PJSC Murmanskaya CHPP): electric — 1836.6 MW, heat — 1657 Gcal/h.