MOSCOW Aug 25 Russian hydroelectricity group
RusHydro (HYDR.MM) said on Tuesday it would sustain losses of
16.5 billion roubles ($523 million) by 2013 from the stoppage of
the hydropower plant damaged in an accident last week.
The company also said in a conference call it did not rule
out moderately sized new share placements to help it cope with
the costs of the deadly incident.
The accident destroyed three of the 10 power generating
units at the Sayano-Shushenskaya power station and forced
RusHydro to shut the entire power station down for repairs,
leading to electricity shortages in Siberia.
(Reporting by Anastasia Lyrchikova; Writing by Simon Shuster;
Editing by Robin Paxton and David Holmes)