Progress Report on the Implementation of RAO UES Investment Programme
in December 2007
Moscow. 10 January 2008. RAO "UES of Russia" has today
released a progress report on the implementation of its Investment Programme in December
On 5 December 2007, HydroWGC brought on line a 1 MW wind power unit
(WPU). The WPU was built as part of the project to build the Kalmytskaya Wind Power Plant
(WPP). It is expected that one WPU will generate 2.65 million kWh annually. By 2010, a
total 9 MW of wind generation capacity will be brought on line. The investments in the
project are projected at about RUB400 million.
On 7 December 2007, the CHPP-23 of OAO "Mosenergo" brought on
line two DGA-5000 gas expansion ("detander") generators with the aggregate
capacity of 10 MW. The gas expansion generators use environment friendly technologies to
generate electricity. The efficiency of the CHPP's turbo-expansion engines is as high as
80 percent, compared to the 38 percent efficiency of the conventional steam power units
widely used in the Russian electricity sector. The power unit will generate up to 80
million kWh of electricity annually.
On 24 December, HydroWGC brought on line the Amsarskaya HPP on the
Maikchay River in Southern Dagestan. The HPP's installed capacity is 1 MW. and the average
output will make 4 million kWh annually. The plant will supply electricity to the Rutulsky
District of the Republic of Dagestan.
A significant amount of work to construct and modernize energy
facilities was done by OAO "UES FGC". On 20 December, the North-West
Transmission Grids branch of OAO "UES FGC" brought on line the 330 kV Rzhevskaya
Substation with overhead cable transmission lines. The total amount of funds invested in
the new substation project made RUB3.1 billion. The new substation is the first power grid
facility of this voltage class to have been built in Saint Petersburg and the Leningrad
Region over the past twenty years. It will help improve the reliability of power supply in
the north-eastern part of Saint Petersburg.
On 25 December, the Urals Transmission Grids branch completed the first
phase (220 kV) of the 500 kV Yemelino Substation project. The substation will support the
large-scale expansion project underway at the Seversky Pipe Plant and will provide 110 MW
of capacity to the plant, thus making it possible to put into operation a modern electric
furnace shop in mid-2008. The 500 kV Yemelino Substation project will be completed in
Also in December, the teams of FGC branches started work to modernize
three 220 kV substations.
Last month, the RAO UES distribution companies launched modernization
projects at seven 110 kV substations and completed repair and recovery works and brought
five substations on line. In December, the Company put into operation about 70 km of
transmission lines with the voltages of 0.4 kV to 110 kV.