Buyo Dam

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Buyo Dam
Buyo Dam is located in Ivory Coast
Buyo Dam
Location of Buyo Dam
Country Ivory Coast
Coordinates 6°14′28.50″N 7°02′00.32″W / 6.2412500°N 7.0334222°W / 6.2412500; -7.0334222Coordinates: 6°14′28.50″N 7°02′00.32″W / 6.2412500°N 7.0334222°W / 6.2412500; -7.0334222
Purpose Power
Status Operational
Opening date 1980; 34 years ago (1980)
Owner(s) Ministry of Economy
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Embankment, earth and rock-fill
Impounds Sassandra River
Height 37 m (121 ft)
Length 3,615 m (11,860 ft)
Reservoir
Creates Lake Buyo
Total capacity 8,300,000,000 m3 (6,700,000 acre·ft)
Catchment area 46,000 km2 (18,000 sq mi)
Surface area 89.5 km2 (34.6 sq mi)
Power station
Commission date 1980-1981
Turbines 3 x 55 MW Kaplan-type
Installed capacity 165 MW

The Buyo Dam is an embankment dam on the Sassandra River in the Bas-Sassandra region of Côte d'Ivoire. Completed in 1980,[1] it has a hydroelectric power station with an installed capacity of 165 MW, enough to power over 111,000 homes.[2][3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.country-data.com/cgi-bin/query/r-6974.html
  2. ^ "Electrical Power in Côte d'Ivoire". www.mbendi.com. 2008-07-25. Retrieved 2009-08-01. 
  3. ^ "Dams in Africa". UN FAO. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "Buyo Hydroelectric Power Plant Cote dIvoire". Global Energy Observatory. Retrieved 18 March 2014.