RusHydro inaugurates wind power plant in Yakutia
October 7, 2018. Moscow, Russia. PJSC RusHydro (MOEX, LSE: HYDR; OTCQX: RSHYY) announces that today, October 7, 2018, it inaugurated a unique 900 KW wind power plant (WPP) in Tiksi village of the Sakha (Yakutia) Republic.
Nikolay Shulginov, Chairman of the Management Board and General Director of PJSC RusHydro, Aisen Nikolaev, Head of the Sakha (Yakutia) Republic, Takashi Omote, Executive Director of NEDO and representatives of Takaoko Toko and Mitsui took part in the opening ceremony.
The power plant supplies clean energy to 4,600 people living in the isolated polar village, Tiksi. The WPP improves its power supply reliability and reduces dependence on expensive diesel fuel. Thanks to the project, Tiksi will use 500 tonnes of diesel fuel less per year. Three unique wind turbines manufactured by Komaihaltek are engineered to operate in temperatures up to -50 ºC and can withstand 70 m/s winds.
Nikolay Shulginov, Chairman of the Management Board and General Director of PJSC RusHydro commented: “Tiksi wind-diesel project is a great example of successful implementation of innovative technology in the Russian power sector through international cooperation. We expect the equipment will withstand harsh climate conditions and prove its effectiveness.”
In the coming year RusHydro will begin construction of a 3 MW diesel power plant equipped with three generators and storage system. Upon its completion, the WPP, diesel power plant and storage system will be integrated into a power complex with automated production and distribution management. JSC “Sakhaenergo” will operate the 3.9 MW wind-diesel complex.
Aisen Nikolaev, Head of the Sakha (Yakutia) Republic added: “The project plays an important role for Yakutia. It will help improve living conditions of Tiski residents who live in some of the most extreme climate conditions on our planet. I am confident that Japanese engineers together with RusHydro will execute it effectively.”
The project initially kicked-off in September 2017 when RusHydro, the Government of Sakha (Yakutia) Republic and New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization of Japan (NEDO), signed a declaration of intent on implementation of wind power project at the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok.
Tiksi is not RusHydro’s first wind power plant project. The company currently operates four WPPs in the isolated power systems of Siberia and the Far East with combined installed capacity of 2,425 KW.