It is the largest entry of generating capacity in the Sakhalin region in recent decades.
Ceremonial start of the 5th, gas power held today, August 29, at CHP-1 Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. According to various sources, this is the first and largest commissioning of generating capacity in the power system of the island for the last 30 years — or even since 1965, according to the regional authorities.
Earlier in the power of Sakhalin power reserve actually was not — 30 MW are not allowed to "breathe easy" and stopped any power facility led to a "rolling blackouts." 5th unit will bring the 12 MW power plant Sakhalin obsolete facilities and reserve adds up to 109 MW.
Launched on site today are two gas turbines General Electric. Three turbines of the same company LM6000, by the way, is now set for one more unit of TPP-1, fourth. After its launch, which is planned for May of next year, the reserve capacity will reach 164 MW, it will also generate heat for Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk — 133.5 Gcal per hour.
Due to the high efficiency of the new equipment (41%), and low cost of energy (only 307 grams of gas per 1 kW / h) is now "Sakhalinenergo" received "tremendous potential to reduce costs," in the words.
After starting the 4th power of Sakhalin power industry expects another ambitious project: the construction of the island GRES-2. Who is the project site selection under it, although the energy is more inclined to Uglegorskaya district, near the coal mines. Building it will take several years, and no less important for the closed Sakhalin energy system — replacement of old transmission lines and substations. Existing power lines were incorrectly designed and rated for much more gentle breeze that has proved a powerful snow cyclone on April 4, when thousands of Sakhalin few days were without electricity.
5th unit cost of RAO "UES of the East", the only investor to 3.3 billion rubles. Roughly equivalent in value of the 4th power unit is built with radioactive waste, and the Federal Property Management Agency budget Sakhalin region. For GRES-2, which, according to conservative estimates, will cost 18 billion rubles will have to raise the federal funds — is now underway to incorporate it in the Federal Program "Development of the Far East and Trans-Baikal"