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
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 8,300×10^6 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 × 55 MW (74,000 hp) Kaplan-type
Installed capacity 165 MW (221,000 hp)

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 megawatts (221,000 hp), 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.