Russia considers Siberian project

RUSSIA: The Russian government could be investing $30 million in a 20MW project in the Yamal peninsula of Siberia.

The project would be in the Yamal peninsula of Siberia

The project would be developed by Mobile Energy, a subsidiary of RAO Energy System, the largest supplier of electricity and heat in the Far East.

A single 20MW project is under consideration, or 11 smaller single-turbine installations of around 2MW each. Completion is expected by 2017.

The project would operate alongside local diesel power plants.

Analysts at the Russian energy ministry believe that the project has good prospects, taking into account conditions at Yamal, where the average wind speed is estimated at 7m/s. It believes the region has the potential for up to 250GW of wind power capacity.