Add to favorite
 
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS

Russian power plants soon to utilize tidal energy
24.06.2005 00:00

Two unique power plants using tidal energy will soon be built in Russia. In general Russia possesses tidal energy resources, which one can compare with total amount of energy produced and consumed in the country nowadays. Kola Bay and Okhotskoye Sea coast are able to give about 100 GW by means of tidal power stations (TiPS). 2 MW is enough to bring light and to warm an average village situated beyond the arctic circle.
      First Russian TiPS was launched in 1968 in the Ura-gube village on the Barents Sea coast. It was a reinforced concrete construction, which was built in docks near Murmansk and then towed off to Kislaya Guba (Gulf), 100 km away from the city. This construction technique was named Russian and it is now used to build sea platforms for oil extraction. The TiPS was awarded a gold medal during World Expo in Japan. In the middle of last centurys nineties Kislogubskaya TiPS was abandoned due to financial difficulties, and only ten years later it was modernized and started to be exploited.
      The renewed station is equipped with a unique orthogonal turbine, not used in waterpower engineering anywhere else in the world. Turbine rotor rotates only in one direction despite of power path current, which allows about 30% lowering expenses on power station operation. Such devices are used in wind power generation for a long time, but its the first time the turbine is suited for water environment.
      The pilot TiPS in Kislaya Guba, where tidal rise reaches 5 m, has a capacity of 400 kW. New TiPSes for industrial use are expected to be built on Okhotskoye and Beloe Seas. Mezenskaya TiPS on the Beloe Sea will host first Russian semi-industrial energy 10 MW unit, and TiPS, completely put into operation, can produce up to 20000 MW. In Penzhinskaya Guba (Gulf) in Okhotskoye Sea the tidal rises reach up to 17 m, so TiPS can produce 20-90 thousand MW.
      Russian power engineers contribute to global ecological problems solution. Kaliningrad Region is going to be the ground for the first Russian wind farm, for example, Kamchatka is the centre for geothermal power engineering and Yaroslavl Region builds a pilot ground for minor water-power engineering.
      Source: Compulenta.ru.


Tags:      

Next Previous


You might also find interesting:

Device for Early Cancer Diagnostics to Be Created
22.07.2014
New Cryogel Formula Developed
08.08.2014
Revision Of Expert Councils
28.02.2014
New Science Units Formation
13.03.2014
Russian Scientists to Create Fish Robot for Military Purposes
22.01.2014



comments powered by Disqus




Comment on our site


RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

Russian Parliament in Action

search on the map
TAGS:
academic conferences  Russian painters  Russian Literature  Art Dolls  Lenin Square  Monuments in Moscow  Danila Kozlovsky  Moscow  Exhibitions in Moscow  the Russian Army   Russian companies  Tower-room  Wedding Train  Russian boxer  Saint Petersburg  concerts in Russia  tolerance in Russia  Russian Cinema  Vadim Delaunau  Winzavod  Russian country life  Painting  Modern Art  Oryol Region  ecology  Comics  Archeology  Memorial Estates  Russian writers  Russian opera  French Artists  Russian history  environment  Orthodoxy  Ussuriysk  Federation Council  Russian politics  Christmas Tree  Russian tourism  Russian Poets  Moscow parks  Moscow airports  Mechel   corruption  Russian business  Tolmachevo Airport   Unusual Monuments  Skolkovo  India and Russia  State Duma 


Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites