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November 30, 2021

Irkutskaya, Russia

By Carmen

Irkutskaya is a 662.4MW hydro power project. It is located on Angara river/basin in Irkutsk, Russia. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 1950 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1956.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 662.4 662.4 Active Irkutsk, Russia

Description

The project is currently owned by EuroSibEnergo.

Irkutskaya is a run-of-river project. The gross head of the project is 31m. The project generated 4,100 GWh of electricity.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 1950 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1956.

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Contractors Involved

Turboatom was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 8 units of kaplan turbines, each with 82.8MW nameplate capacity.

NPO Elsib supplied 8 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 103.5 MVA.

Methodology

All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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