TPP brings heat, power and light
The Black Sea coast, including the city of Sochi, had traditionally been an energy dependent region. The local power plants were satisfying some 25 per cent of the city's power demand, the rest was supplied by power networks of the neighboring regions. Sochi needed new generating capacities to tackle the problem of regional energy shortages in the context of the annually growing power consumption.
In autumn 2009 Gazprom launched the Adler Thermal Power Plant (Adler TPP) construction in compliance with Article 130 of the Program for Construction of Olympic Venues and Development of Sochi as a Mountain Resort approved by the Russian Government.
The Adler TPP was commissioned in January 2013. With the aggregate capacity of 360 MW, the Adler TPP is the largest power asset constructed for preparing and holding the international sports competitions in 2014. The power plant enables to satisfy over one-third of the projected peak demand in the region of Sochi during the 2014 Winter Olympic Games.
The power plant is primarily fueled with natural gas fed via the Dzhubga – Lazarevskoye – Sochi gas pipeline. The competitive price and the environmental friendliness make it the fuel of choice.
The commissioning of the Adler TPP significantly enhanced power supplies to Sochi, secured uninterrupted electricity and heat supplies to sports and tourist infrastructure in the Imereti Lowland as well as to facilities intended for developing Sochi as a mountain resort.