An example of intermittent power – 25 GW lost in a millisecond
CHERYOMUSHKI, Russia, Aug 17 (Reuters) – Ten people were killed on Monday and up to 72 were missing after a turbine room flooded at Russia’s largest hydro-power station, forcing steel and aluminium plants in Siberia to turn to emergency power. RusHydro <HYDR.MM>, owner of the Sayano-Shushenskaya plant, said the damage would run into “billions of roubles” and take several months to repair. The company’s shares were suspended in Russia and fell more than 15 percent in London. months, he said.
The Sayano-Shushenskaya plant represents 25 percent of RusHydro’s total capacity of 25.3 gigawatts of power. 32 from 62 in the course of the day. “I just saw them pull out another one — wet but alive,” said spokeswoman Yelena Vishnyakova. “There are now 32 missing.”