RusHydro

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RusHydro
РусГидро
Type Public (OAO)
Traded as MCXHYDR
OTCQXRSHYY
Industry Electric utility
Founded 1993 (1993)
Headquarters Krasnoyarsk[1], Russia
Key people Yevgeny Dod, (CEO)
Products Hydroelectrical power
Revenue Decrease US$ 9.6 billion (2012)
Net income Decrease - US$ 747.9 million (2012)
Owners Government of Russia (60.4%)[2]
Website www.rushydro.ru

RusHydro (previous name: Hydro-OGK, Russian: РусГидро) is a Russian hydroelectricity company. As of early 2012 it has a capacity of 34.9 gigawatts.[3] It is the world's second-largest hydroelectric power producer[4] and is the country's largest power-generating company and the largest successor to RAO UES. The conglomerate, which is partly government-owned, underwent a major consolidation beginning in July, 2007.[5] The head of the company is Yevgeny Dod.[4] Its head office is in Obruchevsky District, South-Western Administrative Okrug, Moscow.[6]

Major power plants[edit]

2009 Sayano-Shushenskaya hydro accident[edit]

On 17 August 2009, an accident occurred at RusHydro's largest plant at Sayano-Shushenskaya in eastern Siberia.[7] The turbine hall and engine room were flooded, the ceiling of the turbine hall collapsed, 9 of 10 turbines were damaged or destroyed, and 75 people were killed.[8] The entire plant output, totaling 6,400 MW and a significant portion of the supply to the local grid, was lost, leading to widespread power failure in the local area, and forcing all major users such as aluminum smelters to switch to diesel generators.[5] The plant was restarted at reduced output power on 24 February 2010.[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://eng.globalaffairs.ru/number/Russias-New-Strategy-in-Asia-16997
  2. ^ "RusHydro recapitalisation to be approved by Q1 2013 - Dvorkovich"
  3. ^ http://www.eng.rushydro.ru/company
  4. ^ a b Robin Paxton (2009-11-23). "Russia appoints Sechin ally to manage hydro giant". Reuters. Retrieved 2010-02-24. 
  5. ^ a b Antonova, Maria; Krainova, Natalya (2009-08-18). "10 Dead, 72 Missing in Dam Disaster". The Moscow Times. Retrieved 2009-08-18. 
  6. ^ "Company." RusHydro. Retrieved on 3 November 2011. "51, Arhitektora Vlasova street, Moscow, 117393, Russia" - Address in Russian: "Адрес для писем: 117393, Москва, ул. Архитектора Власова, д.51"
  7. ^ Stephen Bierman, Maria Kolesnikova (2009-08-17). "Six Killed as Pipes Burst at Russia’s Biggest Hydropower Plant". Bloomberg. Retrieved 2009-08-17. 
  8. ^ "Body of 74th victim of HPP accident found, SKP confirms". ITAR-TASS. 2009-09-09. Retrieved 2009-09-12. 
  9. ^ "PM kick starts hydropower plant after disaster". RT. 2010-02-24. Retrieved 2010-02-24. 

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