Kuchurgan power station
|Kuchurgan power station|
|Official name||Moldavskaya GRES|
|Commission date||26 September 1964|
|Thermal power station|
|Primary fuel||natural gas, fuel oil, coal|
|Nameplate capacity||2,520 MW|
Kuchurgan power station (Romanian: Termocentrala de la Cuciurgan, Russian: Молдавская ГРЭС, translit. Moldavskaya GRES) is the largest power station of Moldova, located in Dnestrovsc, Transnistria, on the shores of Lake Cuciurgani bordering Ukraine. It was commissioned on 26 September 1964 and produces about 83% of Moldova's electricity.
The power stations has installed capacity of 2,520 MW. It is fueled by natural gas, fuel oil and coal. In November 2008, Inter RAO UES and Moldelectrica signed an agreement to separate some power units in the power station from the IPS/UPS system and synchronize them with the synchronous grid of Continental Europe in Romania through the 400 kV Kuchurgan–Vulcăneşti and Vulcăneşti–Isaccea transmission lines.
The power station is operated by Moldavskaya GRES, a subsidiary of Inter RAO UES. It is the largest power company in an area comprising Moldova and southern Ukraine. The company exports power to Ukraine, Romania and Russia. It was privatized in 2004 by Transnistrian authorities, but official Moldova does not recognize this privatization.
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