OJSC Sangtudinskaya GES-1
marks its fifth anniversary
16, 2010, Roza Shaposhnik
On Tuesday February 16, 2010, open joint-stock company (OJSC) Sangtudinskaya
GES-1, which operates the Sangtuda-1 station, marked its fifth anniversary.
Inter RAO YeES and the Ministry of Energy and
Industries of Tajikistan signed an agreement on the establishment of
Russian-Tajik OJSC Sangtudinskaya GES-1 in Dushanbe on February 16, 2005. The company was established to complete the construction of
the Sangtuda-1 hydroelectric power plant (HPP) on the Vakhsh River.
press release issued by Sangtudinskaya GES-1, the
station now accounts for some 15 percent of the overall volume of electricity
produced in Tajikistan. Sangtuda-1 HPP has reportedly generated more than 3 billion
kWh of electricity since January 2008, when the first unit of the station was
introduced into operation. In February 2010, average daily generation of
electricity increased to more than 6.7 million kWh. In January 2010, Sangtuda-1
HPP generated some 180 million kWh of electrical power.
so-called summer maximum, the station increases Tajikistanís electricity export opportunities to 1.5 billion kWh of
electricity, press release said.
We will recall
that President Emomali Rahmon
and his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev officially unveiled the fourth and last unit of
the Sangtuda-1 HPP on July 31, 2009.
of the Sangtuda-1 hydropower plant located some 110 kilometers southeast of Dushanbe began in
the late 1980s. By the early 1990s, only 20% of the construction work had
been completed, and further construction was suspended due to a civil war that
broke out in Tajikistan in the early 1990s. The talks between Russia
and Tajikistan on completing the construction of the Sangtuda-1 HPP began in 2003
and in 2004 the parties signed an inter-governmental agreement.
retains a 75 percent share in the power plant, which generates a projected 2.7
billion kWh of electricity per annum. Russiaís
contribution to the project amounts to some 700 million U.S. dollars. The
power station has an estimated capacity of 670 MW.