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RusHydro launches 100 MW Gotsatlinskaya HPP in Dagestan

PJSC RusHydro (ticker symbol: MOEX, LSE: HYDR; OTCQX: RSHYY) informs that Gotsatlinskaya HPP on the Avarskoye Koisu river in Dagestan has been commissioned. Starting from October 1, 2015, the plant will be allowed to sell electricity and capacity on the wholesale market.

The project is implemented under the DPM arrangement (capacity delivery agreement). The installed capacity of the plant is 100 MW, expected long-run average output is 350 GWh. The Gotsatlinskaya HPP is the fourth largest plant in Dagestan in terms of capacity. Launch of the plant will reduce power shortage in the regional energy system amounted to 1.8 TWh in 2014.

Construction of the Gotsatlinskaya HPP began in January 2007. Facilities of the plant include 69 meter rockfill dam, 491 meter operational spillway tunnel, water intake, water conduit, 453 meter construction tunnel, turbine building housing, two 50 MW turbo-units and bypass canal.

JSC Sulak Hydrocascade (wholly-owned by RusHydro) is a developer of the plant. The completion of construction is scheduled for 2016, after that the plant will be the 16th HPP operated by the Dagestan branch of RusHydro.   

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