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The Board of Directors of JSC RusHydro elected Yuri Gorbenko as a Member of the Company’s Management Board

On September 16, 2009, the Board of Directors of JSC RusHydro held a regular meeting in the form of remote participation.

The Board of Directors of JSC RusHydro elected Yuri Vasilyevich Gorbenko as a Member of the Company’s Management Board from September 17, 2009. Yuri Gorbenko will be responsible for arranging measures to eliminate the consequences of the disaster and restoration of the Sayano-Shushenskaya HPP.

Currently, Yuri Gorbenko is supervising the completion of the construction of the largest hydropower plant in the Russian Far East, the Bureyskaya HPP, which has breathed new life into the entire region. The HPP is outfitted with six hydro power units. The first two hydro power units with a capacity of 185 MW each were commissioned at the Bureyskaya HPP in 2003; the third hydro power unit (300 MW) went into operation in 2004, the fourth (335 MW) in November 2005, the fifth (335 MW) in July 2007 and the sixth (335 MW) in October 2007. The first hydro power unit reached its full capacity (335 MW) in July 2008 and the second (335 MW) in December 2008. During 2008, the Bureyskaya HPP built up its capacity by 300 MW. Once its construction is over, the hydropower plant will have the capacity of 2,010 MW and its average annual power generation will reach 7.1 billion kilowatt-hours.


Yuri Vasilyevich Gorbenko was born in 1958. Graduated from the Krasnoyarsk Construction Engineering Institute, specializing in construction engineering, and finished post-graduate studies at the St. Petersburg Institute of Machine-Building. A Candidate of Sciences (Economics).

In 1977-1986 worked as a shift foreman, head of the concrete batching and mixing plant during the construction of the Sayano-Shushenskaya HPP.

In 1986-1992 worked as chief engineer, director of the concrete mixing enterprise, director of the administration for subsidiary holdings of IrtyshGESstroi, construction of the Shulbinskaya HPP (Kazakhstan).

In 1992-1996 worked as head of the building industry department of the Bureyskaya HPP of the company GidroEnergoStroy.

In 1996-1998 worked as general director of JSC ZeyaGESstroi.

Director of JSC Bureyskaya HPP since1998 and director of JSC RusHydro branch — JSC Bureyskaya HPP since January 2008.

Managing director of JSC RusHydro, head of the Far East division for the company’s Far Eastern investment projects since January 2008.

For his contribution to Russia’s power sector, Yuri Gorbenko was awarded several honorary titles: "Honorary Power Engineer of the Russian Federation" (1999), "Honorary Worker of the Fuel and Energy Sector" (2004), "Distinguished Worker of UES of Russia" (2007), "Honorary Hydro Power Engineer" (2008), "Distinguished Power Engineer in the CIS" (2008); honorary badges "80 Years of the GOELRO Electrification Plan" (2000), "For Services to the Russian Power Sector" (2003), "85 Years of the GOELRO Electrification Plan" (2005) and "For Merit" (2007).

Yuri Gorbenko was awarded the Order of Friendship (2003), a Certificate of Honor of the Russian Government (2005), Russia’s highest public award - the Pride of Russia gold order (2005), "For Diligent Effort for the Good of the Fatherland" highest order (2007) and the highest public recognition order "Honored Citizen of Russia" (2008).

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