A total of 193 new facilities will be built in the run-up to Sochi 2014. As construction proceeds, the load on the city’s power grid will gradually increase.
Before Olympic construction started, the total load on the Sochi grid was 440 MW. By the time the Games begin, this figure will be increased to 1,000 MW.
Additional generating capacity will be created in order to provide power to Sochi and to the surrounding area. This will include three new thermal power stations in Adler, Kudepst and Dzhubga. The Sochi thermal power station, the Tuapse heating plant and the Krasnopolyanskaya hydroelectric power station will also be renovated. In addition, backup power sources will be installed near the Olympic venues in order to ensure uninterrupted power supply throughout the Games.
Facilities at the coastal and mountain clusters will be connected to a single power system. For the coastal cluster, the main sources of power will be the Adler (360 MW) and Kudepst (360 MW) thermal power stations. The mountain cluster will be powered by both the Sochi thermal power station (160 MW) and the Krasnopolyanskaya hydroelectric power station (82 MW). In addition, the 180 MW Dzhubga thermal power station will be built to provide extra power to Sochi and to the surrounding area.
The Psou substation is being reconstructed and two new substations, Ice Palace and Imeretin are being built to ensure efficient power distribution at the required wattage and voltage levels necessary to power the coastal cluster’s sporting facilities. For the same reason, the Poselkovaya substation has already been built in the mountain cluster and an additional three substations will also be built: the Laura, Mzymta and Rosa Khutor.