Shatura Electric Power Plant

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Shatura Electric Power Plant


(full name, V. I. Ul’ianov-Lenin Shatura Electric Power Plant), a fossil-fuel-fired steam electric power plant in the city of Shatura, Moscow Oblast, with a rated power of 1,330 megawatts (MW). Construction of the plant was begun in 1923, and the official ceremony of starting up the first generator of the state regional power plant was held on Dec. 6, 1925. Work on increasing capacity was begun soon after. The complete first stage, with a total rated power of 180 MW (three units of 44 MW each and three units of 16 MW each), went on line in 1933. The second stage, with a total rated power of 630 MW (three units of 210 MW each), went on line between 1966 and 1972. A third stage, now (1980) under construction, has a total rated power of 520 MW (two units of 210 MW each and one unit of 100 MW).

Milled peat and mazut are used as fuels. The water necessary for the plant’s operation is supplied by a circulating system from the Shatura Lakes, with additional water from the Polia River. Electric power is transmitted through high-power, 110-and 220-kilovolt, transmission lines. The plant supplies electric power to the Moscow Power Grid of the Unified Central Power System, which is part of the Unified Power System of the USSR.

The plant was awarded the Order of Lenin (1939) and the Order of the Red Banner of Labor (1945).


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