Russian Power Grid Working on Idea of Siberia-Europe
Jun 27, 2007 - BBC Monitoring Former Soviet Union
RAO UES [Unified Energy System of Russia] is working
on a project of building a power transmission line
from Siberia to Europe, the UES chairman of the board
Anatoliy Chubays said at a meeting of the International
Commission on Large Dams today.
The project could
allow transmission of electricity power from Siberia,
which has reserves in power generation, to the central
Russia and Europe where there is a lack of electricity.
Chubays recalled that a radical enhancement of the
power grid was envisaged in the master plan of siting
Russia's electricity sector facilities until 2020.
A direct current transmission line from Siberia to
Europe will be built along an alternate current transmission
line, Chubays said.
"We are working on this decision
seriously. The level of its technical sophistication
is colossal. We should make an effort to move from
the current pre-design stage to the project stage,"
(c) 2007 BBC Monitoring Former Soviet Union.
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