Iron Gate II Hydroelectric Power Station

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Iron Gate II Hydroelectric Power Station
Dam Serbia Djerdap 2.jpg
Location Gogoşu, Mehedinţi County,
Romania
Mihajlovac, Bor District,
Serbia
Coordinates 44°18′16″N 22°33′54″E / 44.30444°N 22.56500°E / 44.30444; 22.56500Coordinates: 44°18′16″N 22°33′54″E / 44.30444°N 22.56500°E / 44.30444; 22.56500
Construction began 1977
Opening date 1984
Dam and spillways
Impounds Danube River
Height 35 m (115 ft)
Length 412 m (1,352 ft)[1]
Reservoir
Creates Iron Gates II Reservoir
Total capacity 0.6 km3 (0.14 cu mi)
Catchment area 579,200 km2 (223,600 sq mi)
Surface area 52 km2 (20 sq mi)
Power station
Turbines Romania: 10 × 32 MW
Serbia: 10 × 27 MW
Installed capacity Romania: 321 MW
Serbia: 270 MW
Annual generation Romania: 1.3 TWh
Serbia: 1.31 TWh

The Iron Gate II (Romanian: Porţile de Fier II, Serbian: Ђердап II, Đerdap II) is a large dam on the Danube River, between Romania and Serbia.

The project started in 1977 as a joint-venture between the governments of Romania and Yugoslavia for the construction of large dam on the Danube River which would serve both countries. At the time of completion in 1984 the dam had 16 units generating a total of 432 MW, divided equally between the two countries at 216 MW each.

The Romanian part of the power station was modernised and another 2 units were installed; the nominal capacity of the 10 units was increased from 27 MW to 32 MW thus having an installed capacity of 321 MW. The Romanian side of the power station produces approximately 1.3 TWh per annum.

The Serbian part of the power station currently have 10 units with nominal capacity of 27 MW each and entire power generation capacity of 270 MW.[2] The Serbian side of the power station produces approximately 1.31 TWh per annum. At the celebration ceremony of the 27 years since Power Station's deployment it was announced that production in 2011 reached 1.46 TWh despite of bad weather conditions. [3]

Current entire power generation capacity of the power station is 591 MW.

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