RAO UES and Ryazan Region Government Sign Cooperation Agreement to
Develop the Region's Energy System
Moscow, 18 February 2008. Ryazan Region Governor Georgy Shpak and
RAO UES Management Board Chairman Anatoly Chubais have signed a Cooperation Agreement to
develop the energy system of the Ryazan Region.
In the next few years, a number of large-scale investment projects will
be implemented in the region, which will create demand for additional generation and grid
capacity. These projects include the modernization and expansion of the Ryazan Oil
Refinery owned by OAO TNK-BP, the construction of a cement mill owned by OAO
"Eurocement", the glass works owned by Gardian-Steklo, and a pharmaceutical
According to forecasts, electricity consumption will grow 1.1-1.3-fold
by 2015 to 7.5 billion kWh (minimum growth scenario) or 8.5 billion kWh (maximum growth
scenario for the region's development) from 6.3 billion kWh in 2007.
To meet the energy needs and ensure reliable electricity supply to
customers, it is planned to increase the installed capacity of the Ryazan Region's power
plants to 4013 MW by 2012. Specifically, WGC-6 is to bring on line 110 MW of new capacity
by 2009 at the TPP-24, while TGC-4 will complete by 2010 the modernization of the
Dyagilevskaya CHPP, whose capacity will increase by 190 MW.
The Agreement provides for the construction and modernization of the
region's power grid infrastructure. In the bulk transmission grids sector, 500 MVA of
transformer capacity will be brought on line after a major overhaul at the Yamskaya,
Sasovo, and Zarechnaya Substations (all three 220 kV). FGC also plans to build links from
the double-circuit 220 kV power line "Ryazanskaya TPP – Yamskaya" to the Fakel
substation (110 kV) and the 200 kV transmission line "Novomichurinsk – Fakel".
In the region's distribution system, it is planned to build 17
transformer substations with an aggregate capacity of 646.3 MVA and 908.2 km of
Under the Agreement, the total amount of funds to be spent on the
projects in the Ryazan Region will be in excess of RUB23.1 billion, of which RUB14.3
billion and RUB8.7 billion will be invested in the power generation sector and grid