Nizhny Novgorod Governor Valery Shantsev expects that recently became Deputy Natural Resources Minister Vladimir Lebedev, who worked as a deputy governor, will help the region to defend its position on the inadmissibility of Cheboksary reservoir level rises to the level of 68 meters.
Raising the level of Cheboksary hydropower, which JSC "RusHydro" charted in 2020, will increase the water pressure in the plant and thereby terminate its full capacity of 1.4 thousand MW in the year (to date, the maximum possible capacity — 800 MW). In the area of inundation of land fall of the Nizhny Novgorod region, Mari El and Chuvashia. Nizhny Novgorod authorities oppose lifting, arguing that the economic effect of increasing hydropower generation will be significantly less damage from flooding areas.
"The Lebedev has personal and professional life, to effectively manage and federal levels. There are a number of issues on which we rely on the support of Ministry of Russia, including on a possible Cheboksary reservoir storage level to 68 meters", — the press service quoted Regional Government Shantsev words.
The report said that the number of candidates being considered for the post of deputy governor of the Nizhny Novgorod region.
Order appointing Lebedev was signed on July 19. As RIA Novosti press-service of the Ministry of Natural Resources, Lebedev, is likely to be in charge of FFA, transferred to the Ministry earlier, and the Department of State Policy and Regulation in the field of hunting and conservation of game resources.
Prior to his appointment to the post of deputy Lebedev was deputy governor of the Nizhny Novgorod region.
Previously, he worked as first deputy general director — Director of JSC "Lukoil — Nizhny Novgorod", Executive Director — Deputy General Director of JSC "Nizhnovenergo", Development Director of "Nizhnovenergo", general director of "Kirovenergo", the first deputy chairman of the government of the Kirov region, the general director of JSC " TGC-5 "and the chairman of the board of directors of the company, the general director of OAO" Southern Generation Company — TGC-8 ".