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November 24, 2021

Zhigulevskaya, Russia

By Carmen

Zhigulevskaya is a 2,477.5MW hydro power project. It is located on Volga river/basin in Samara, 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 1955.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 2,477.5 2,477.5 Active Samara, Russia RusHydro

Description

The project is developed and owned by RusHydro.

The hydro reservoir capacity is 57,300 million cubic meter. Zhigulevskaya underwent through rehabilitation & modernization during 1998-2010; 2010-2017. The project generated 9,600 GWh of electricity.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 1950 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1955.

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Contractors Involved

Power Machines was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 2 units of kaplan turbines, each with 115MW nameplate capacity.

Power Machines was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 4 units of kaplan turbines, each with 120MW nameplate capacity.

Power Machines was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 14 units of kaplan turbines, each with 125.5MW nameplate capacity.

Power Machines supplied 20 electric generators for the project.

About RusHydro

RusHydro (RusHydro) is an electric utility. The company generates electricity and capacity, and transmits, distributes, and sells it on wholesale and retail basis. The company generates electricity using various sources such as hydro, ocean, wind, solar and geothermal. RusHydro also sells heat energy. . The Russian Federation has a 61.73% stake in the company, while PJSC Bank VTB, Jivanta Ventures, Avitrans and others hold the remaining share. RusHydro’s services cover a vast area, from St. Petersburg to the Primorye Territory, and from the Chukotka Autonomous Area to the Republic of Dagestan. The company has operations in Russia and Armenia. RusHydro is headquartered in Moscow, Russia.

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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