Thermal capacity accounted for 55.1% of total power plant installations globally in 2021, according to GlobalData, with total recorded thermal capacity of 4,482GW. This is expected to contribute 40% by the end of 2030 with capacity of installations aggregating up to 4,924GW. Of the total global thermal capacity, 4.20% is in Russia. Listed below are the five largest active thermal power plants by capacity in Russia, according to GlobalData’s power plants database. GlobalData uses proprietary data and analytics to provide a complete picture of the global thermal power segment. Buy the latest thermal power plant profiles here.

1. Surgutskaya GRES-2 Power Plant

The Surgutskaya GRES-2 Power Plant is a 4,860MW thermal power project located in Tyumen, Russia. Post completion of construction, the project was commissioned in 1985. Unipro own the project. Buy the profile here.

2. Reftinskaya GRES

The 3,800MW Reftinskaya GRES thermal power project is located in Sverdlovsk, Russia. It was commissioned in 1970. The project is owned by Kuzbassenergo. Buy the profile here.

3. Kostromskaya Thermal Power Plant

The Kostromskaya Thermal Power Plant is a 3,630MW thermal project. Inter RAO UES owns the project. It was commissioned in 1969. It is located in Kostroma, Russia. Buy the profile here.

4. Surgutskaya GRES-1

The Surgutskaya GRES-1 thermal project with a capacity of 3,345MW came online in 1972. OGK-2 have the equity stakes in the project. It is located in Khanty–Mansi Autonomous Okrug, Russia. Buy the profile here.

5. Konakovskaya GRES

The Konakovskaya GRES has been operating since 1964. The 2,520MW thermal project is located in Tver, Russia. EL5-Energo have the equity stakes in this project. Buy the profile here.

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This information is drawn from GlobalData’s Power Plants database, which provides detailed profiles of over 170,000 active, planned and under construction power plants worldwide.