Mingachevir Hydro Power Plant

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Mingachevir Hydro Power Plant
Location Mingachevir
Coordinates 40°47′24″N 47°01′42″E / 40.79000°N 47.02833°E / 40.79000; 47.02833Coordinates: 40°47′24″N 47°01′42″E / 40.79000°N 47.02833°E / 40.79000; 47.02833
Status Active
Commission date 1953
Owner(s) Republic of Azerbaijan
Power generation
Primary fuel Hydropower
Units operational 6
Nameplate capacity 402 MW
Mingachevir dam
Location Mingachevir
Surface area 605 km2 (234 sq mi)

The Mingachevir Hydro Power Plant is one of Azerbaijan's largest hydro power plant having an installed electric capacity of 402 MW.[1] It was built as a part of Mingachevir reservoir on Kura River.

The length of the hydroelectric dam is 1,550 m (5,090 ft), its width is 16 m (52 ft) and height is 80 m (260 ft).[2]