Moscow. 3 June 2008. Over the first five months of 2008, the power
plants of RAO "UES of Russia" increased their electricity output by 5.5 percent
year-on-year to 319.6 billion kWh from 303 billion kWh.
In January-March 2008, the average ambient air temperatures were higher
than the long-term averages, but energy consumption across Russia grew 4.4 percent yoy to
442.3 billion kWh. Electricity consumption has been growing in full accordance with the
forecasts included in the Master Plan for the Location of Energy Facilities until 2020.
The Investment Programme of the RAO UES energy companies for 2008-2012 was also prepared
based on similar forecasts.
The bulk of the increased electricity demand was satisfied by the RAO
UES thermal power plants. Over the five months of 2008, generation by the TPPs increased
by 10.1 percent. The decrease in generation by HPPs due to unfavourable hydrological
situation in the major river basins was compensated by TPPs.
In May 2008, the power plants of RAO "UES of Russia"
increased their electricity output by 5.1 percent. During the month, the average ambient
air temperatures were 1.2 degrees above the norm, with the country's electricity
consumption growing by 3.1 percent.