TGC-1's Vyborgskaya CHPP put an environmental monitoring system into pilot operation

09 November 2018

Vyborgskaya CHPP's environmental monitoring system was launched in the mode of pilot and field testing. The equipment is mainly used for monitoring wastewater and fast detection of oil products to prevent their leakage into the water area of the Neva, as well as to eliminate pollution as soon as possible.

The sensors are located in the discharged water outlets; their signals are transmitted in real time to the workstation of a shift manager of the boiler-turbine hall and recorded in the digital log. The equipment allows for working in all weather conditions.

"The tasks of improving environmental friendliness of the technologies used and reducing the industrial impact of the CHPP's activities are of great importance for us. The environmental protection is not possible without clear understanding of the current state of technological processes. The introduction of environmental monitoring for industrial wastewater is a vital part of the environmental management system," Vadim Vederchik, Deputy General Director for Capital Construction, commented.

The work on introduction of modern ecological technologies is being carried out at all power plants of the Company. Results of the environmental monitoring system’s pilot operation will be taken into account in the Company's other combined heat and power plants in Saint-Petersburg.


Vyborgskaya CHPP supplies electricity and heat for industrial enterprises, and residential and public buildings of Kalininsky and Vyborgsky Districts, as well as several areas of Krasnogvardeysky District of Saint-Petersburg. Its installed electric capacity is 250.5 MW. Its installed heat capacity is 1056 Gcal/h.

TGC-1 is a leading producer and supplier of electricity and heat in the North-West of Russia. TGC-1 comprises 53 power plants within four constituent entities of the Russian Federation: St. Petersburg, the Republic of Karelia, and Leningrad and Murmansk Oblasts.