Hydroelectric, Nuclear, Renewables

Russian power output grows

17 January 2005 – Russia’s electric power output rose 1.6 per cent on the year to 930.9bn kWh in 2004, according to data provided by Russia’s Industry and Energy Ministry Friday [14 January]. Of this total, thermal power plants produced 609.2 TWh, hydropower plants produced 176.9 TWh and nuclear power plants produced 144.8 TWh. No comparisons were provided.

Power plants operated by RAO UES increased generation of electricity in 2004 by 2.5 per cent year-on-year to 635.8 TWh from 652.0 TWh. In December 2004, RAO UES entities generated 66.3 TWh of electricity, 55.9 TWh of which was produced by thermal power plants and 10.4 TWh by hydroelectric power plants of RAO UES.

During the past year, the hydroelectric power plants of RAO UES generated 130.6 TWh, up 13.3 per cent from 115.2 TWh in 2003. The Company’s thermal power plants generated 521.4 TWh of electricity in 2004, which is nearly the same level as in 2003 (520.6 TWh).

Electricity consumption nationwide was 908.8 TWh in 2004, up 2.3 per cent compared to 2003.