- Ceremony for the construction of the Upper-Naryn cascade
In Kyrgyzstan, June 12, laid the first cubic meter of concrete at the construction site of the future Upper-Naryn cascade. In the groundbreaking ceremony was attended by Chairman of RusHydro Yevgeny Dod, and President of the Kyrgyz Republic Almazbek Atambayev.
Recall that the agreement on the construction and operation of the Upper-Naryn cascade was signed between the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic and the Government of the Russian Federation of September 20, 2012 in Bishkek. As part of this project on the Naryn River will be built Akbulunskaya plant, Naryn HPP-1, Naryn HPP-2 and Naryn HPP-3. The total installed capacity of the cascade will be 237.7 MW. Construction of all stations will be completed in 2019, the first start-up complex will start working in 2016. It will be the largest Russian-Kyrgyz project of recent years.
According to CEO of Upper-Naryn cascade Igor Gorbenko, construction financing options stations will be determined after consideration of the feasibility study, which is now undergoing the final stage of the examination. According to him, the Russian side has gone to meet and Kyrgyzstan billion rubles allocated for design and survey work to be carried out in 2013. He added that at the end of 2013 is expected arrival of the first 50 percent of the construction financing. The rest will go in a year or two.
RusHydro comes to Kyrgyzstan with the technologies that are not only the most efficient from an economic point of view, but will also allow careful use of water resources in the region and preserve the unique nature of the Kyrgyz Republic. Construction of HPP cascade will create about two thousand new jobs and increase the export potential of the country. Basically, the works will involve local companies. Cascade will have no impact on the water regime of the river and would not affect the interests of Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, located downstream. Minimum area of flooded areas, relocation of residents is required.
As a partner acts Kyrgyz company RusHydro "Power Plants". Each of the participants in the project will 50% to set up joint venture ZAO "Upper-Naryn hydroelectric power station". The Russian side will provide strategic and operational management of the project payback period.
OJSC "Power Plants" — the largest generating company in Kyrgyzstan, produces 98% of the country's electricity. The company provides electricity to domestic and foreign consumers, regulates the frequency in the Central Asian unified power system.