A meeting of the Representatives of the three countries was held on the regulation of Lake Inari

17 February 2022

Representatives from Russia, Norway and Finland held an annual meeting on the water management of the Finnish Lake Inari, the resources of which are used by Russian and Norwegian HPPs.

For the second year in a row, the trilateral meeting is held online. TGC-1 PJSC was represented by Stanislav Nazarov, Deputy Managing Director and Director of the Kolsky Branch, Oleg Tyapinov, Chief Engineer of the Kolsky Branch, and Nikolay Vorobyev, Director of the Paz HPPs Cascade.

The parties discussed issues of joint water use, determined the optimal operation modes for hydroelectric power plants and agreed on a water release schedule for 2022.

“Last year, we faced the extraordinary situation of significant rainfall in October. This required a quick coordination of changes in the operation modes of Russian and Norwegian hydroelectric power plants. The prompt solution of the problem once again demonstrated the complete mutual understanding, effective and well-established trilateral cooperation,” Stanislav Nazarov emphasized.

As part of the trilateral cooperation, the creation of a hydrological information bank and a hydrological model of the Paz River basin, covering the entire watershed, is ongoing. Such an information base will improve the efficiency of information exchange and the accuracy of water regulation.


The trilateral agreement on Lake Inari water management by means of Kaitakoski HPP was signed in 1959 between the governments of the USSR, Norway and Finland. The subject of the agreement is the water level control in Lake Inari, located on the territory of Finland, and the Paz River flowing out of the lake and passing through the territory of Finland, Russia, and Norway.

The river has seven hydroelectric power plants, five of them are combined into the Paz HPPs Cascade of TGC-1 PJSC and the rest two are a part of the energy complex of Norway.