Buryatia is planned until 2025 to put into operation Mokskuyu hydroelectric capacity of 1.2 thousand MW. The construction cost will amount to 130 billion. rubles. Electricity will provide and beyond Buryatia - in Siberia, the Far East, Mongolia and China.
The project is included in the General layout of electric power facilities until 2020, approved by the RF Government of 22.02.2008 № 215-p, and is included in the updated scheme of territorial planning of the Russian Federation in the field of energy up to 2030, published on the website of the Russian Government.
Construction Mokskoy HPP 700 kilometers from the mouth of the river Vitim in Severobaikalsk area is the largest hydropower project in the energy source for the economic development of the BAM zone, extractive and mining industries in the three regions of Russia. It is in connection with the planned construction of a second track on the Baikal-Amur Railway Chapter Buryatia instructed the spring of 2013 the Government of the Republic to resume negotiations with potential investors for the construction of hydropower plants on the river Vitim.
Vyacheslav Nagovicyn always attached great importance to the construction of the strategically important Mokskoy HPP. Thanks to his efforts (since 2007), the inclusion of hydroelectric power stations in the updated spatial planning scheme in the Russian energy sector has become possible.
At present, this question becomes even more relevant in light of the preparation and conduct of public hearings in Buryatia project Mongolian HPP in the Selenga River Basin.
"Due to the construction of hydroelectric Mokskoy, first of all, we preserve our Baikal. Also, this project will help to make a quick and qualitative leap in our country and Siberia as a whole ", - he stressed leader of Buryatia.
Zone use Mokskoy HPP is characterized by a lack of fuel resources and rich possibilities of water resources, which will provide power issue for power electric drive train in the area of Ust-Kut - Taksimo-Chara and planned to build a railway Uoyan - lake - Novoiliynskiy for the full development of the Lake Mining, Orekitkanskogo field molybdenum industrial complex in Taksim area Udokan copper.
These deposits are not developed due to the energy deficit and low population density. Construction of hydroelectric power station will ensure social and economic development of the northern regions, as happened with the growth of cities Bratsk and Ust-Ilim, where previously there were virtually no settlement.
Solving problems and providing a relatively inexpensive electric energy consumers of the Buryat Republic, the Trans-Baikal Territory and the Irkutsk region can be realized through the implementation of plans to build a hydroelectric Mokskogo with a counter-Ivanovo total capacity of 1410 MW.
The successful placement of Mokskoy hydroelectric power station on the border of the Republic of Buryatia and the Trans-Baikal Territory determines inclusion in the area of using its energy efficiency of the Trans-Baikal region and Buryatia, north-eastern regions of the Irkutsk region. Energy HPP is planned to transfer the deficient areas of the Far East, Mongolia and China, - noted in the Ministry of Transport of the Republic of Belarus.
Recall that even Buryatia in 2015. Mongolia offered to abandon the construction of the plant on its side and preserve Lake Baikal, constructed Mokskuyu HPP. In 2015, the Government of the Republic of Buryatia were sent letters to the Russian Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources Ministry of Russia considering the possibility of building Mokskoy HPP, including focusing on the export of electricity to Mongolia.
Head of the republic have been made to the Commission proposal on the review of the power delivery capabilities to Mongolia.
"It is necessary to ensure that the Mongols did not build at a hydroelectric power station, and we are ready, without prejudice to the Lake Baikal to build a hydroelectric power station on the river Vitim and ready to give the power back" - then said Vyacheslav Nagovitsyn.
Ministry of Energy of Russia, the letter dated 08.26.2015 informed about the work being done to develop a master plan of location of energy facilities. It was reported that this paper will consider the construction of hydroelectric Mokskoy taking into account the future demand in Russia and export potential. The estimated cost of construction and design Mokskoy HPP will be about 130 billion rubles, and the term -. 10 years, design - 2.5 billion rubles, and will take 2.5-3 years..
In addition, planned in the long term connection of two large interconnected power systems of Siberia and the Far East will be carried out on the overhead lines extending along the existing Trans-Baikal Trans-Siberian Railway and the Baikal-Amur Railway, which also would be advisable to tie a Moksky waterworks.
The leaders of the three neighboring regions prepared an address to the Russian Energy Ministry to hold a joint meeting on the construction of hydroelectric Mokskogo.