Bukhtarma Hydroelectric Power Plant
|Bukhtarma Hydroelectriс Power Plant|
|Commission date||1960, 1966|
The Bukhtarma Hydroelectric Power Plant (Бухтарминская ГЭС) is a hydroelectric power plant on the Irtysh River 5 km upstream of the town of Serebryansk, in East Kazakhstan Province of Kazakhstan. "Bukhtarma" or "Buqtyrma" is a Kazakh word that can be translated as "ambush; blocking".
The plant has 9 individual turbines with a total generating capacity of 675 megawatts and generates 2.6 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity per year. After reconstruction (2001-2010) capacity has increased to 738 MW. The plant is operated by Kazzinc under a long-term concession. It is integrated into Kazakhstan's national electricity system and is used as a peak producer to regulate supply.
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