Wind power plant begins work in Arctic’s Tiksi

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YAKUTSK, November 7. /TASS/. The RusHydro hydroelectric power generation company put operational a wind power plant with capacity of 90 KW in the Arctic’s Tiksi in Yakutia, a TASS correspondent reported from the site on Wednesday.

Three wind generators are designed to work in the severe Polar conditions. They can work when the air temperature hits minus 50 degrees and when the wind speed reaches 70 mps. The equipment was made by Japan’s Komaihaltek.

“Our Japanese counterparts made the equipment for work in these conditions,” RusHydro’s Head Nikolai Shulginov said at the official ceremony. “The equipment is unique, and we hope it will supply reliable energy to the Tiksi settlement and will improve the ecology situation in the region.”

The plant will produce clear electric energy for the isolated Polar settlement Tiksi, where 4,600 people live. According to the company, by using the wind generation, the region will save about 500 tonnes of diesel a year.

RusHydro within the current year will begin construction at the same site of a new diesel electric plant with three generators, having the total output of 3MW, and systems to accumulate the energy. Thus the new wind power plant, the diesel power plant and the accumulating system will make an energy complex. The wind power plant’s capacity will make 3.9MW.

Russia and Japan agreed the wind-diesel complex in September, 2017. In May, 2018, a ship carrying three wind generators from Japan arrived in Vladivostok. The equipment, weighing almost 240 tonnes, was taken by 18 special vehicles to Yakutsk, and from there by the Lena River to Tiksi.

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