Russia’s UES is expected to reach a deal with the State Grid Corp of China for the export of up to 60 TWh of electricity annually, local media reports.

Initially the power will come from the Bureisk hydro plant through to 2010 under the first phase of the project which will see China receive 3.6 – 4.3 TWh annually starting from 2008.

From 2010, exports will increase to 18 TWh before a third phase provides for exporting up to 38.4 TWh from 2015, with further growth up to 60 TWh.