Güllübağ Dam

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Güllübağ Dam
Güllübağ Dam is located in Turkey
Güllübağ Dam
Location of Güllübağ Dam
Official name Güllübağ Baraji ve HES
Country Turkey
Location Güllübağ, Erzurum Province
Coordinates 40°31′18.73″N 41°01′17.67″E / 40.5218694°N 41.0215750°E / 40.5218694; 41.0215750Coordinates: 40°31′18.73″N 41°01′17.67″E / 40.5218694°N 41.0215750°E / 40.5218694; 41.0215750
Purpose Power
Status Operational
Construction began 2009
Opening date 2012
Owner(s) State Hydraulic Works
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Gravity, roller-compacted concrete[1]
Impounds Çoruh River
Height (thalweg) 61 m (200 ft)
Spillway type Controlled overflow
Reservoir
Total capacity 20,000,000 m3 (16,214 acre·ft)
Catchment area 5,915 km2 (2,284 sq mi)
Surface area 1.21 km2 (0 sq mi)
Power station
Commission date 2012-2013
Hydraulic head 105 m (344 ft)
Turbines 3 x 32 MW Francis-type
Installed capacity 96 MW[2]
Annual generation 285 GWh (estimate)

The Güllübağ Dam is a gravity dam near the town of Güllübağ on the Çoruh River in Erzurum Province, Turkey. The primary purpose of the dam is hydroelectric power production. Construction on the river diversion tunnel began in 2009 and the dam was complete in 2012. That same year the first generator became operational and the final generator was operational in March 2013. Water from the dam is sent down downstream through a 3,200 m (10,500 ft) long penstock where it reaches an 84 MW power station. The dam is part of the Çoruh Development Plan and it is owned by Turkey's State Hydraulic Works.[3][4][5][6]

See also[edit]

  • Aksu Dam – under construction downstream

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gullubag Dam and Hydroelectric Power Plant". Soyak Energy. Retrieved 10 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "GRID-CONNECTED ELECTRICITY GENERATION FROM RENEWABLE SOURCES: GULLUBAG 96 MW Hydro Electric Power Plant Project, Turkey". UN CDM. 
  3. ^ "Güllübağ Baraji ve HES" (in Turkish). General Directorate of Power Resources. Retrieved 10 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Güllübağ Dam Diversion Tunnels" (in Turkish). Hitit Construction. Retrieved 10 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "Güllübağ Dam Dynamite" (in Turkish). Kentseldonusum Haberleri. 22 March 2013. Retrieved 10 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "Güllübağ Dam and Hydroelectric Power Plant" (in Turkish). Soyak Energy. 23 March 2012. Retrieved 10 May 2013.