The plant, which has an average daily output of 1.5GWh, is likely to produce 245GWh of electricity by the end of 2013.

The first stage features two hydropower units, which are now in operation, while the next stage will include increasing the water head and commissioning of the third hydro-unit.

The increase of water head from the current to project level of 260 to 276.5m will enable increase in capacity and will help protect communities, located down the Kolyma River during floods.

The plant, which is the second in the cascade of hydropower plants on the Kolyma River, will supply its output for developing mining operations in the region as well as to a potential liquefied hydrogen production facility being established by RusHydro and Kawasaki.