Sangtuda-1 HPP administration announces reduction in electricity generation
December 1, 2009, Victoria Naumova
DUSHANBE, December 1, 2009, Asia-Plus -- According to open joint-stock company (OJSC) Sangtudinskaya ES-1, which runs the Russian-built Sangtuda-1 hydroelectric power plant (HPP), only one of four units of the Sangtuda-1 station will operate beginning on December 2, 2009.
According to the source, only two units have been kept operational since last month. “They are currently generating 5.4 million kWh of electricity per day and after shutdown of one of them, the station will generate only 2.7 million kWh of electricity per day,” said he, “Two other units of the station are still under the planned maintenance services and the third one will be shut down for maintenance services tomorrow.”
We will recall that the Sangtudinskaya GES-1 administration on November 13 sent an official letter to Tajik Prime Minister Oqil Oqilov, warning of possible interruption in generation of electricity by the Sangtuda-1 hydroelectric plant (HPP) as of December 1 due to 28.3 million somoni in arrears that Barqi Tojik power holding owes to Sangtudinskaya GES-1.
account the hard power supply situation in
On the Barqi Tojik’s debts, he said that
of the Sangtuda-1 hydropower plant located some 110 kilometers southeast of
ceremony of introduction of the last fourth unit of the Santuda-1 station into
operation was held in late July this year. The Sangtuda-1 HPP has an
estimated capacity of 670 MW.