CHPP-2 is the largest thermal power plant in Kazakhstan. This is a power plant of the original type, which has a unique layout. In order to increase the level of seismic safety, the station is buried to a depth of 12 meters. For the first time in the country, boilers with a steam capacity of 420 tons/hour in seismic design were introduced at the station.

CHPP-2 power boilers run on coal and fuel oil, which corresponds to the approved design solutions. Now the station is being prepared for modernization, which provides for its transfer to gas.
The installed electric capacity of CHPP-2 is 510 MW, the thermal capacity is 1411 Gcal/h. The average annual output is 2.7 billion kWh of electricity and 3.2 million Gcal of heat. CHPP-2 is a strategically important facility, as it provides Almaty with heat and electricity (in summer, 100% of hot water supply and 50% of electricity year-round from the generation of JSC "AlES").

Several generations of power engineers have already passed through CHPP-2. Its first director was Yevgeny Volkov. Subsequently, for many years, the station was headed by Petr Kapysh, Valentin Kravtsov, Byrlyk Orazbayev, Akhat Kalendarev, Serik Tyutebayev, Bisembek Sabyrkulov, Fazoil Salimov. Askhar Shanlakbayev is currently in charge of CHPP-2. 40 years ago, Nurlan Mukhamed-Rakhimov also came to the station as a senior duty electrician of the electrical shop. Now he heads JSC "Almaty Electric power stations".

Today, uninterrupted power supply to consumers is provided by the professional staff of the station, where, along with experienced power engineers, promising young people work.

"We are rightly proud of the staff of CHPP-2, where young people and the older generation of power engineers work hand in hand,"says Nurlan Mukhamed - Rakhimov, Chairman of the Management Board of JSC AlES. - We pay great attention to the continuity of generations, trying to attract the best graduates of specialized universities in the country. I hope that the next generation of power engineers will work successfully at the plant.