Reservoir behind Russia’s 2,997-MW Boguchanskaya hydropower plant reaches designed capacity

Russian energy producer JSC RusHydro has announced that the reservoir level behind its Boguchanskaya hydropower plant has been filled to its designed capacity of 208 meters above sea level.

The reservoir’s designed maximum capacity is 2,326 cubic kilometers, spreading over the Krasnoyarsk and Irkutsk regions.

The level will allow Boguchanskaya to operate at a full capacity now reported as being 2,997 MW.

The hydroelectric project is located on the Angara River. The plant is a 50/50 joint venture between RusHydro (LSE: HYDR) and Russian aluminum company UC RUSAL.

HydroWorld.com reported that the first of its generating units was put into operation in 2012

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Michael Harris formerly was Editor for HydroWorld.com.

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