March 12, 2013 after a major overhaul was commissioned hydroelectric number 2 Niva HPP-2 Cascade of Niva HPP JSC "TGC-1".
In the course of the work, which began in November 2012, has been fully dismantling the unit, carried out repairs of the turbine shaft shirts were replaced by individual hydraulic elements.
"Updating the generating equipment increases the reliability of the stations and provides uninterrupted power supply to consumers", — stressed Director of Niva HPP Cascade Andrew Zharnikov.
Niva HPP cascade — one of the main sources of energy on the Kola Peninsula. Terms of installed capacity (MW 569.5) is second only to the Kola nuclear power plant. Stations of the cascade produce more than a third of all electricity used in the Murmansk region.