In 2019, the first tenders were held to modernize heat-generating equipment with delivery dates from 2022 to 2025. 14 GW of equipment will be upgraded, requiring investments of about RUB 200 billion. In the first tenders, competition was fierce and there was a sizeable reduction in capital costs and single-rate prices, which attests to the success of the chosen tender mechanism. At the same time, the tenders showed that changes should be made to competitive procedures or amendments should be introduced to related Russian government resolutions. Are combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) projects absent in the list of selected applications due to an inability to compete with foreign makers or due to the lack of domestic gas turbines? Is the power engineering sector ready to guarantee the supply of localized gas turbines to generators? Are localization requirements redundant? Should the tender be divided into thermal power plants, regional power stations, and CCGTs? Is a price floor necessary? Is it advisable to increase the Government Commission quota?