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The minihydro power plant of Kalliokoski is put into operation in Karelia

Snipping the ribbon to mark the opening of the hydroelectric power plant

Snipping the ribbon to mark the opening of the hydroelectric power plant

Presenting a symbolic key to the contractor

Presenting a symbolic key to the contractor

The minihydro power plant of Kalliokoski on the Tohmajoki River in Sortavala region was put into operation on December, 15. Oleg Telnov, Deputy Head of the Republic of Karelia for the Infrastructure Development; Mikhail Zavorovsky, chairman of the board of Nord Hydro JSC; Boris Zhadanovsky, executive officer of Karelstroymekhanizatsiya; representatives of the government of Sortavala region and the town of Sortavala, the builders have taken part in the ceremony of its opening.

The minihydro power plant of Kalliokoski is build instead of the old Finnish two-level hydroelectric power destroyed during the war. Its capacity makes 975 kilowatt with annual generation of more than 3,7 mln. kWh. The commissioned hydro power plant works on inexhaustible energy sources that makes it possible to save up to 850 tons of irreplaceable mineral fuel. The all-year activity of the minihydro power plant will provide stable electrical power supply of socially important objects, such as hospitals, schools, and waterworks. Upon its commissioning reliability of electric power supply in nearby settlements and villages will grow.

Consecration of the power plant

Consecration of the power plant

At the new hydroelectric power plant

At the new hydroelectric power plant

Construction of Kalliokoski was performed by Nord Hydro JSC and Czech company TES VSETÍN s.r.o. Total amount of investments in the project has made 384 mln. roubles.

On behalf of Head of Karelia Alexander Khudilainen Oleg Telnov has congratulated the assembled participants of the ceremony on the event so important for the region: "This is Karelia where the minihydro power plant construction project was implemented, where hydro-electric power stations were run when the territory belonged to Finland. This is of particular importance that the opportunities of renewable power generation that has always been here and was used is applied now ans begins to work for the benefit of all citizens of the republic. As a whole, in Karelia there have been specified more than 50 sites where location of minihydro power plants is possible."

Mikhail Zavorovsky

Mikhail Zavorovsky

Presenting letters of gratitude of the Head of the republic

Presenting letters of gratitude of the Head of the republic

Mikhail Zavorovsky, chairman of the board of Nord Hydro JSC, has mentioned that the minihydro power plant of Kalliokoski is the third project performed by Nord Hydro JSC in Karelia. Two minihydro power plants built by the company have already been put in operation in North Ladoga region: Läskelä and Rymäkoski.

– As we have appropriate arrangements, by the 100th anniversary of the republic to be celebrated in 2020 we expect 5 objects to be commissioned within the territory of Karelia. Besides three functioning hydro-electric power stations we intend to commission a hydro-electric power station in the settlement of Reboly, and to build the Byeloporozhsky hydro-electric power station facilities complex where it is supposed to built two power plants, 25 megawatt apiece. Kalliokoski is a model for construction of the future Byeloporozhsky hydro-electric power station, thus, this pilot project is very for us, – Mikhail Zavorovsky has told.

Start-up of the hydroelectric power plant

Start-up of the hydroelectric power plant

The new hydroelectric power plant is launched

The new hydroelectric power plant is launched

Kalliokoski is included in the regional allocation scheme of electricity generation facilities of the republic involving inexhaustible energy sources within the territory of Russia.

"The Government of the Republic of Karelia initiates and supports construction of hydro-electric power stations in inhabited localities, especially in territories without centralized power supply, – Head of Karelia Alexander Khudilainen observes. – Implementation of such investment projects enables cutting the energy deficiency of the region through creation of environmentally-safe generation resource, environmental improvement, as well as provides continuity of electric power supply."

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Created: December 15, 2014. Last updated: December 16, 2014.
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