Kurpsai Dam

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Kurpsai Dam
Kurpsai dam July 2012.jpg
Kurpsai dam July 2012
Kurpsai Dam is located in Kyrgyzstan
Kurpsai Dam
Location of Kurpsai Dam
Official name Курпсайская ГЭС
Country Kyrgyzstan
Coordinates 41°29′56″N 72°21′51″E / 41.49889°N 72.36417°E / 41.49889; 72.36417Coordinates: 41°29′56″N 72°21′51″E / 41.49889°N 72.36417°E / 41.49889; 72.36417
Status Operational
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Gravity
Impounds Naryn River
Height 113 m (371 ft)
Total capacity 370,000,000 m3 (299,964 acre·ft)
Active capacity 35,000,000 m3 (28,375 acre·ft)
Power station
Commission date 1976
Turbines 4
Installed capacity 800 MW
Annual generation 2.63 billion kWh

The Kurpsai Dam is a gravity dam on the Naryn River in Kyrgyzstan. It is 113 m (371 ft) tall and it creates a 370,000,000 m3 (299,964 acre·ft) reservoir of which 35,000,000 m3 (28,375 acre·ft) is active (or useful) for power generation. The installed capacity of the power station is 800 MW.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of major hydroelectric facilities Kyrgyzskoy Republic" (PDF) (in Russian). CA Water. Retrieved 24 February 2012.