In the Bichursky District of the Republic of Buryatia, the construction of the first solar power plant in the region - the Bichur SES with a capacity of 10 MW began.
The investor and the general contractor of the construction are the structures of the group of companies "Hevel" (a joint venture of GC "Renova" and JSC "RUSNANO"). Completion of the construction and commissioning of the facility is planned by September 2017.
"The construction of solar power plants is, above all, a contribution to the development of the territories. The projected volume of electricity production in the Bichur SES will be more than 14.5 GWh per year, which will ensure a reduction of CO2 emissions by 7,685 tons per year, "Igor Shahrai, General Director of the Hevel Group, said." And I am glad that today we are expanding geography The presence at the expense of a region with a high potential for the development of renewable energy. "
"The implementation of the project for the construction of a solar power plant in the Bichur region has a high economic, social and environmental significance. Operation of the SES will improve the reliability of the district's power supply and reduce network losses. In addition, the implementation of the project to build a solar power plant will create more than 100 new jobs, and tax deductions to budgets of different levels over 15 years will amount to more than 1.2 billion rubles "- said acting head of the Republic of Buryatia Alexei Tsydenov.
In 2018, the Republic of Buryatia plans to put into operation a second solar power plant - Gusinoozerskaya SES with a capacity of 15 MW, the company said