RAO UES and Kemerovo Region Government Sign Cooperation Agreement to
Develop the Region's Energy System
Moscow, 18 March 2008. Chairman of the Management Board of RAO
"UES of Russia" Anatoly Chubais and Kemerovo Region Governor Aman Tuleyev have
signed a Cooperation Agreement designed to develop the Tomsk Region's energy system and
ensure reliable power supply to customers. The Agreement will remain in effect until 2013.
According to social and economic development forecasts, electricity
consumption will grow 1.23-1.41-fold by 2015 to 44 billion kWh (minimum growth scenario)
or 50.2 billion kWh (maximum growth scenario for the region's development) from 35.6
billion kWh in 2007.
In the next few years, electricity consumption will grow most rapidly
in the Anjero-Sudjensky, Kemerovsky, Prokopyevsky, and Novokuznetsky energy areas.
According to the forecast, coal industry, ferrous metal industries, machine building and
metal working industries will develop most rapidly. These power-intensive projects will be
the key drivers behind the growing demand for additional power generation and transmission
To meet the energy needs and ensure reliable electricity supply to
customers, it is planned to significantly increase the installed capacity of the Kemerovo
Region's power plants. To meet these targets, OAO "Kuzbassenergo" (TGC-12) will
bring on line a new power 660 MW unit at the Tom-Usinskaya TPP and a 120 MW turbine unit
at the Novo-Kemerovskaya CHPP. The company will also modernize more than 330 MW of its
existing capacity. Over 2,340 MW of generation capacity is planned to be built with
private investors' funds.
The Agreement provides for the construction and modernization of the
region's power grid infrastructure. In the region's bulk transmission grids sector, it is
planned that 742 km of transmission lines will be put into operation. As a result of the
new construction of high-voltage substations their capacity will grow by 2,582 MVA. Among
the major projects to be implemented is the construction of the 550 kV
"Kuzbasskaya" substation with 500 kV and 220 kV lines and the 220 kV
"Olzherasskaya" substation with 220 kV lines. Grid substations with a capacity
of 4,827 MVA are to be modernized.
In the region's distribution system, there are plans to bring on line
and modernize more than 348 km of transmission lines and 1,017 MVA of transformer
Under the Agreement, the total amount of funds to be spent on the
projects in the Kemerovo Region will be in excess of RUB127.6 billion, of which over RUB95
billion and RUB32.5 billion will be invested in the power generation sector and grid