Electricity monopoly Unified Energy Systems has reiterated its tough stance on consumers paying for the electricity they use. The utility will be more lenient on indebted state organisations than on commercial users, but has said that the measures are necessary to avoid fuel shortfalls and power cuts.
With 102 plants currently operating, a total installed capacity of 55 GW and an output of around 165 GWh/year, Russia is the fifth-largest hydropower generator in the world. Yet in terms of exploiting its hydropower resources, Russia trails markedly on the world stage, taking second place behind China.
The Vologdaenergo branch of IDGC in Russia has commenced implementation of the Investment Project to construct the 110 kV distribution point that will connect Krasavinskaya Gas-Turbine CHP Plant to its electric networks.
France's Alstom Grid and Soyuz Holding of Russia have signed a joint venture (JV) agreement to manufacture and commercialise high-voltage switchgear, following a memorandum of understanding they signed in 2011.