Kislaya Guba Tidal Power Station

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Kislaya Guba Tidal Power Station
Kislaya Guba tidal power station.JPG
Kislaya Guba Tidal Power Station is located in Murmansk Oblast
Kislaya Guba Tidal Power Station
Location of Kislaya Guba Tidal Power Station
Country Russia
Location Kislaya Guba
Coordinates 69°22′37″N 33°04′33″E / 69.37694°N 33.07583°E / 69.37694; 33.07583Coordinates: 69°22′37″N 33°04′33″E / 69.37694°N 33.07583°E / 69.37694; 33.07583
Status Operational
Commission date 1968
Owner(s) RusHydro
Power generation
Primary fuel Tide
Units operational 1 × 0.2 MW
1 × 1.5 MW
Nameplate capacity 1.7 MW

The Kislaya Guba Tidal Power Station is an experimental project in Kislaya Guba, Russia.

The station is the world's 5th largest tidal power plant with the output capacity of 1.7 MW. Station began operating in 1968, but was later shut down for 10 years until December 2004, when funding resumed. Old 0.4 MW French-built generation unit was dismantled. In 2004 was installed first new 0.2 MW generation unit, and in 2007 – second, 1.5 MW. The site was originally chosen because the long and deep fjord had a fairly narrow outlet to the sea which could easily be dammed for the project. There are plans for two larger scale projects based on this design near Mezen, on the White Sea and Tugur on the Sea of Okhotsk.[1]

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