The Board of Directors of Fourth Generation Company of the Wholesale Electricity Market (OGK-4) has appointed Yuri Sablukov as new General Director, starting from October 1, 2008. Yuri Sablukov was also elected to the OGK-4 Board of Management, effective from October 1, 2008.
The company’s current Director General Andrey Kitashev has left office on September 15, 2008. In addition, the powers of Andrey Kitashev as a member of the OGK-4 Board of Management have been terminate as of the same date.
To bridge the time in between, there will be two interim General Directors, for legal contractual reasons, first the Deputy Director General of OGK-4 for Energy Markets will take over the role as the Company’s Acting Director General for the period of September 16–19, 2008, then Yuri Kalabin, also coming from OGK-3, will take over the position for the period of September 20–30, 2008.
Yuri Sablukov was born in Kazakhstan in 1957. He graduated from the Ust Kamenogorsk Industrial Technical School, majoring in Steam Generator and Turbine Units and received a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Almaty Institute of Energy and a master’s degree in Economic Engineering from the Almaty Institute of Energy and Communications. He was the Director General of OGK-3 from 2007 to 2008. In 2005–2007, he was the Volgaenergo Project Manager (EuroSibEnergo). In 1997–2005, he worked for regional entities of AES, including as Vice President of Eastern Kazakhstan Regional Energy Company from 2004 to 2005 and as the Director of Ust Kamenogorsk Heat Networks from 2001 to 2004.
The open joint stock company Forth Generation Company of the Wholesale Electricity Market (OGK-4) operates five power generation plants with the total capacity of 8,630 MW, including Surgutskaya GRES-2 (4,800 MW, Khanty-Mansi Autonomous District), Berezovskaya GRES (1,500 MW, Krasnoyarsk territory), Shaturskaya GRES (1,100 MW, Moscow region), Smolenskaya GRES (630 MW, Smolensk region) and Yayvinskaya GRES (600 MW, Perm territory). 76% of OGK-4 shares belong to E.ON Russia Power GmbH – a 100% affiliate of E.ON AG, coordinating corporation’s energy business in Russia.