Verkhne-Tulomskaya, Gespot: Paul lions / RIA Novosti
Modernization of the Verkhne-Tulomskaya HPP in the Murmansk region is the northernmost hydroelectric plant in the world — will be completed in 2023. About TASS reported the press service of the company “TGC-1”, which owns a hydroelectric power station.
“The modernization will take place alternately on all units from 2019 to 2022, the first upgrade of the fourth unit”, — noted in the company. The estimated cost of the project is 6.8 billion.
In the framework of the modernization it is planned to increase the capacity of each of the four generating units at eight megawatts to 75. It is necessary to replace the system protection, control, automation, and other equipment. This will not only increase the efficiency and reliability of work of station, but will not harm the environment.
The underground station of Verkhne-Tulomskaya HPP was commissioned in October 1965 and currently considered the most powerful hydroelectric power plant in the North-Western region of Russia. The station plays a key role in the energy supply of the Murmansk region, provides electricity transmission in Karelia. Adjacent to the engine room is an underground fish factory farming of rainbow trout in the far North.
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