Nizhne-Bureiskaya – hydropower plant, 320 MW, 2019 + solar (PV) power plant, 1.3 MW, 2019 – Russia

Sep 7, 2019 – Russia’s RusHydro CEO Nikolai Shulginov and Amur Region Governor Vasily Orlov took part in the launch ceremony of the Nizhne-Bureiskaya hydroelectric power plant.

The Nizhne-Bureiskaya hydropower plant with a capacity of 320 MW is part of the Bureisky energy complex in the Amur Region of Russia. The power plant is a counter-regulator to the fully-operational Bureiskaya hydroelectric power facility. It is located on the Bureya River, near the village of Novobureisky, 90 km downstream of the Bureiskaya power plant.

The project operator is RusHydro, the project construction cost was 31.318 bln rubles (USD1 billion as of 2010). Local power engineering company Power Machines was the core machinery supplier.

The construction of the facility started in 2010. In April 2017, a test filling of the power plant’s reservoir was carried out, and in September 2019 the power plant was put into operation.

In January 2019, RusHydro and Russian solar power company Hevel agreed to build a 1.275 MW solar power plant on the territory of the Nizhne-Bureiskaya facility; the commissioning is scheduled for the end of 2019. The PV power plant will reduce the cost of electricity for local needs. 

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