The increase in power stations is a result of the implementation of a comprehensive program of modernization hydro. Obsolete turbines were replaced by modern, manufactured by JSC "Power Machines", which increased the number 12 hydroelectric power from 115 to 125.5 MW and hydro number 19 — from 115 to 120 MW.
The program is a comprehensive modernization of the Volga hydroelectric station is aimed at the complete replacement of spent its life on the modern equipment that meets the latest developments in science and technology. The program lasts until 2025, by which time planned to replace all 22 hydro, which will increase the installed capacity of the Volga hydroelectric power station on the value of the project (2541 MW) to 198.5 MW. As a result, the installed capacity of the plant will reach 2,739.5 MW.
Volga HPP JSC "RusHydro" ((Stalingrad / Volgograd
Volga HPP is designed to cover the peak of the load curve in the UES of Russia. If necessary, hydroelectric power can in a matter of minutes to substantially increase electricity generation, providing system reliability EEC countries.
On the Volga hydroelectric power plant installed 23 of JSC "Power Machines" different capacities thirteen hydroelectric units have a capacity of 115 MW, four — 125.5 MW, five — 120 MW, and one — 11 MW.
Construction of Volga hydroelectric began in the 1950s. The first unit was commissioned in December 22, 1958. September 10, 1961 a government commission adopted the Volga hydropower plant in commercial operation. During this time, hydroelectric power generated more than 600 billion kilowatt-hours of electrical energy.