An accident JSC RusHydro's Sayano-Sushenskaya HPP
Emergency work is continuing at JSC RusHydro's Sayano-Sushenskaya HPP site located in Khakassia.
At 4:15 am
According to preliminary information received from the site, eight people (all employees of the HPP or employees of contractors operating at the site) have died as a result of the accident. Eight additional people have been hospitalized, and search-and-rescue operations continue. The identification process for victims of the accident is ongoing.
At 5:20 am
At present, all 11 gates of the water-spill dam have been partially opened. Water inflow is currently at a level of 2200 -
No damage to the dam itself or its hydro-technical facilities have been identified, and Switchgear-220 and Switchgear-500 have not been affected. There is no danger to Russian residents living downstream from the dam. The Siberian Office of the Inter-regional Dispatching Service is working to ensure uninterrupted power supply to Siberian consumers by switching up reserves.
Currently, active efforts are underway to restore the needs of the HPP. Once the turbine room has been dried, there will be a more extensive examination of damages as well as an investigation into the causes of the accident. The Chairman of the Khakassia Government V. Zimin and RusHydro's Acting CEO V. Zubakin are currently at the site of the accident.
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