E.ON Russia officially commissions a 400 MW CCGT unit at Yaivinskaya GRES

E.ON Russia has today officially commissioned a CCGT unit at Yaivinskaya GRES power station. The new efficient CCGT unit has a total capacity of 400 MW. The net efficiency of the 400 MW CCGT unit is 56.6 percent. With this commissioning E.ON has completed the construction of combined-cycle facilities envisaged by its investment program at E.ON Russia.

The official ceremony took place at the power station located in Ural. It was attended by Oleg Chirkunov, Governor of Perm Territory and Sergey Tazin, Chairman of the Board of Directors of E.ON Russia.

"The power station unit just commissioned demonstrates E.ON’s competence in innovative, gas-based generation technology. We want to supply cleaner and better energy meeting the criteria of cost-effectiveness, supply security and climate protection. Overall, we have enlarged our fleet of gas-fired power stations worldwide in recent years by adding 16 new CCGT units with an installed capacity of over 10,500 MW. Yaivinskaya GRES is a further contribution towards modernizing the Russian energy sector," said Dr. Bernhard Reutersberg, member of the E.ON AG Board of Management.

"The start-up of the new power unit of Yaivinskaya GRES is of special importance for E.ON Russia. With its inauguration we have completed our construction of CCGTs envisaged by the investment program. Overall, E.ON Russia has commissioned 1,600 MW on the basis of high-performance CCGT technology at three branches of the company in the last two years: Shaturskaya GRES, Surgutskaya GRES-2 and Yaivinskaya GRES. The net efficiency of the 400 MW CCGT unit is 56.6 percent. This class of power-generating equipment has the highest efficiency in thermal power engineering in Russia. Thus E.ON Russia is the leader of the thermal electric power industry of Russia," Sergei Tazin stated.

The total volume of capacities commissioned under E.ON Russia’s investment program is 2,400 MW. The total cost of the investment program is EUR 2.8 billion. The program includes, in addition to our four new CCGT units, one new 800 MW steam power unit at Berezovskaya GRES, whose construction has already been started.

This press release may contain forward-looking statements based on current assumptions and forecasts made by E.ON Group management and other information currently available to E.ON. Various known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors could lead to material differences between the actual future results, financial situation, development or performance of the company and the estimates given here. E.ON AG does not intend, and does not assume any liability whatsoever, to update these forward-looking statements or to conform them to future events or developments.