LUKOIL renovated and commissioned a small-scale hydropower plant (HPP) with installed capacity of 1.5 MW on the Beshenka River in the Krasnodar region. The plant was constructed in 2004 as a part of the hydropower complex of the Krasnopolyanskaya HPP. The reconstruction project entailed renovation of the hydropower unit and a complete replacing of the operational dispatching management system, which will allow for the unmanned operation of the HPP
in the future.
The modernization of the small-scale HPP made it possible to use the hydropower potential of the Krasnopolyanskaya HPP's complex to a greater extent. The HPP will deliver power to the retail market and provide electricity for the consumers located at the Krasnaya Polyana mountaintop resort and in the city of Sochi.
The renovation of the small-scale HPP is yet another project aimed at increasing the share of renewables in LUKOIL's energy balance
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