RusHydro reports increased Q1 production

MOSCOW 4/25/12 (PennWell) — Utility RusHydro and its subsidiaries have increased their electrical generation by 6% through the first quarter of 2012.

RusHydro says its total electrical generation — including subsidiaries — amounted to 28,700 GWh, while its total generation excluding the contribution of newly-acquired JSC RAO ES of East rose 4% on the year to 17,619 GWh. 

RusHydro assumed control of JSC RAO Energy Systems of East in October 2011, bringing the RusHydro Group’s total installed capacity to 35,178 MW.

The company says the launch of a fifth 640-MW hydropower unit at the Sayano-Shushenskaya plant in December 2011 is one of the largest contributors to its increased production. 

The utility also recently announced the modernization of its 458-MW Kamskaya hydropower project, which should be complete in 2014.

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