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Mechel’s Elga Coal Complex Linked to Russia’s United Energy Grid

Power News - Published on Thu, 19 Sep 2019

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Leading Russian mining and metals companies Mechel PAO reported the launch of the Federal Grid Company of Unified Energy System’s 220-kW Elgaugol electrical substation and 220-kW Prizeiskaya-Elgaugol electric power line. Federal Grid Company supplies the line with electricity from Russia’s united energy system. The transfer to centralized electricity supply will enable Elgaugol OOO to dramatically slash energy costs and use more efficient equipment. Construction of the electric grid objects for Elga Coal Complex’s off-site power supply has thus completed its first stage. FGC UES constructed the 220-kW Elgaugol Substation and 1,080 supports, expanded its 220-kW substation Prizeiskaya. The power line originates at Prizeiskaya Substation located in Amur Region’s Verkhnezeisk village, and stretches over 270 kilometers to reach Elgaugol Substation.

In the future, FGC UES will construct the 220-kW Prizeiskaya-Elgaugol second power line and expand Elgaugol Substation’s capacity. FGC UES’s investment will total 17.5 billion rubles.

As part of the project’s first stage, Mechel in its turn provided the energy infrastructure at Elga Coal Complex’s site, including 35-kW Alpha and Beta Substations, 159 supports and 26 kilometers of distribution circuits. Mechel Group’s investment totaled 470 million rubles.

The project was launched in 2010, with the second stage due to be completed in 2023.

The power line’s launch will ensure reliable electricity supply to Elga’s production and amenity facilities and enable the complex to stop using diesel generators.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Thu, 19 Sep 2019
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