NOVOBUREISKY SETTLEMENT (Amur region), May 22. /ITAR-TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin during a linkup with the Sayano-Shushenskaya hydropower plant gave a command to put into operation the plant’s hydropower unit No 4. The HPP had been damaged in a major manmade disaster in 2009. “The restoration and emergency repair operations have been completed and the plant is entering a new period, namely, of a planned technological renovation,” Putin said.
The restoration of the Sayano-Shushenskaya HPP is going on schedule. Seven new hydropower units with the total capacity of 4.49 gigawatts are working at the plant. Hydropower unit No 4 has passed all the necessary tests, which confirmed its readiness for the connection to the grid and operation under load.