A hydro-electric dam near Kodinsk
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The hydro-electric dam built to supply energy to China

One of Russia's richest men is planning to invest billions of dollars in a scheme to sell electricity to China.

Oleg Deripaska wants to build a series of hydro-electric dams in remote eastern Siberia and export the power southwards to cash in on Asia's booming economies.

He says the potential market is 60 billion kilowatt hours a year - enough electricity to power Greece.

The BBC's Daniel Sandford visits one of his nearly finished dams, near Kodinsk in Siberia.

  • 15 Jun 2011
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