OREANDA-NEWS. On 14 May 2008 was announced, that the investment budget of JSC Irkutskenergo for 2008 has been increased by more than 1.527 billion rubles. According to the press service of the power company, the decision on this was taken at the meeting of the IE Board of Directors on 28 April. The funds are to be invested in the "construction of the heating main of Thermal Power Station-10 - boiler house of the Northern Industrial Unit (Severny Promuzel) in Novo-Lenino" investment project.

According to the information received earlier, the company plans to start construction of the heating main of around 20 km this year. It was supposed that the first tranche on financing the project equaled 350 million rubles; later, the sum increased up to 4 - 6 billion rubles.

Construction of the heating main, in particular, will allow to solve the problem of deficiency of thermal energy on the right bank of Irkutsk, the potential volume of which is 891 Gcal/h. According to the plan, the new heating main should replace electric boiler houses of Novo-Lenino, to raise quality of the electric power in Angarsk and to allow to close the boiler house of the northern industrial unit.