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21-12-2011, 08:41

Energy promise: Sangtuda-2 will begin generating electricity in the coming days


Avesta.Tj | 20.12.2011 | Top of electricity generation at Sangtuda-2 is scheduled for December 22. As reported by "Avesta" in the Ministry of Energy and Industry of the country at present leadership Minenergoproma is the site where discussions with civil engineers connectivity options Sangtuda-2 to the operating mode, and graphics power outage.


"It is expected that generate electricity from hydro-electric start December 22, that is a day of power engineers. Buyer power Sangtuda-2 is  "Barki Tojik", - said the source.


The source also said that under the new approved schedule, starting the second phase is planned for mid-HPP second quarter of 2012.


Recall that the first unit of hydro officially was launched on 5 September this year, in the presence of the presidents of Tajikistan and Iran. Then in his speech at the opening ceremony of the first stage of Sangtuda-2, the Tajik president said that the second unit will run hydro to the end of this year.


In Minenergoprome noted that in the process of launching the first phase of the contractors faced a number of technical problems that caused the rescheduling of electricity generation.


"Given the technical problems that arise when commissioning the first phase of GES, a decision not to jump to start the second unit hydroelectric power," - said the source.


According to the project capacity of the first stage Sangtuda-2 is 110 MW and annual output of 500 million kw / h of electricity. After the full commissioning of Sangtuda-2 is capable of producing up to 1 billion kW / h of electricity, or 220 MW per year.


Construction of Sangtuda-2 officially began on 20 February 2006. For the construction of Sangtuda-2 Iran has allocated $ 180 million share of the Tajik side of the project was $ 40 million


Revenues from hydropower, after putting it into operation for 12.5 years will belong to Iran. When this period is the object will become the property of Tajikistan.