Russian multi-national energy company LUKOIL has gotten governmental approval for the modernization of power generation facilities in Krasnodar.

The RF Government Commission on Power Industry Development approved the upgrades for three generation units at the Krasnodar combined heat and power (CHP) plant. The CHP plant is owned by LUKOIL’s wholly owned subsidiary, LUKOIL-Kubanenergo.

The gas-fired units currently in operation have run more than 400,000 hours and achieved a 74 percent utilization rate, according to the company. The Krasnodar plant provides electricity and heat for its namesake city in western Russia.

Teach modernized plant unit will produce 150 MW of power and supply that energy to the wholesale market under contract. They will be commissioned between 2022 and 2024.

LUKOIL is an energy company with interests in oil and gas production, power generation and transmission. The company’s combined electricity output is close to 18 billion kWh per year.

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