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More power to largest transmission line in Russian Far East

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Far East Energy Management Company JSC fully covered the prospective loads of the Eastern Siberia-Pacific Ocean pipeline system (ESPO) in Yakutia and the Irkutsk region. As a result of works on technological connection of oil pipeline facilities, the capacity of the largest power transmission line in the Far East has been increased by 30%.
The press service of the company reports.

According to Anatoly Maksimov, First Deputy General Director and Chief Engineer of Far East Energy Management Company JSC, in 2017 reconstruction and expansion of three substations completed that are part of the 220 kV air line Chernyshevsky - Mirny - Lensk - Peleduy with a branch line up to NPS-14.

"To meet the growing energy consumption of pipeline facilities, which is an additional 97 megawatts of electrical load, we increased the total transformer capacity of the transmission line by 30% to 458 megavolts-amperes, and also connected two circuits of a new air line in the commissioning mode. According to the ESPO operator's applications for technical connection, today the energy consumption of seven oil pumping stations in the territory of Yakutia and Irkutsk region is fully provided. The full cost of the project for the reconstruction and expansion of its own electric grid facilities exceeds 700 million rubles," said Anatoly Maksimov.

According to him, the Company is also working on the technological connection of the facilities of the ‘Power of Siberia’ gas pipeline. In particular, by the end of this year, the external power supply scheme of the Yakutia gas production center will be designed.

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The total cost of building a new network infrastructure to connect two compressor stations of the pipeline is estimated at 2.8 billion rubles.

According to Transneft, by 2020, the capacity of ESPO-1 is planned to increase to 80 million tons per year, ESPO-2 - up to 50 million tons per year, the ESPO branch line to China (Skovorodino - Mohe) - up to 30 million tons per year. This will not only increase the volume of oil exports to the APR countries, but will also provide oil for existing and planned processing facilities in the region.

The construction of the ‘Power of Siberia’ gas pipeline will become a common gas transmission system for the Irkutsk and Yakutia gas production centers. The route of the gas pipeline will run along the ESPO pipeline, which will optimize the costs of infrastructure and energy supply. Gas will be transported to the domestic Russian market and for export to China (supply of 38 billion cubic meters of gas per year for 30 years).

In the period of 2010-2014 in the Western power district of Yakutia more than 1.8 thousand km of main overhead lines have been constructed, including 220 kV Chernyshevsky - Mirny - Lensk - Peleduy with a branch line up to NPS-14. This is the largest power transmission line in the Far East, which provides reliable power supply to ESPO facilities and other consumers in the southwest of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) and the northeast of the Irkutsk region, according to sakha.gov.ru.