Bicaz-Stejaru Hydroelectric Power Station
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|Izvorul Muntelui (Bicaz) Dam|
Izvorul Muntelui Dam
Bicaz, Neamţ County|
|Dam and spillways|
|Height||127 m (417 ft)|
|Length||435 m (1,427 ft)|
|Width (base)||119 m (390 ft)|
|Creates||Izvorul Muntelui Lake|
|Total capacity||1.23 km3 (0.30 cu mi)|
|Catchment area||4,025 km2 (1,554 sq mi)|
|Surface area||310 km2 (120 sq mi)|
|Installed capacity||210 MW|
|Annual generation||500 GWh|
The reservoir is the largest artificial lake in Romania; it manages river levels downstream, provides fishing, attracts tourism, fuels the power plant, and controls flooding.
The Oak Hydro-power plant ("Hidrocentrala Stejaru") is equipped with six turbines (four-27.5 MW and two-50 MW turbines) for a total installed capacity of 210 MW. The plant generates an average of 500 GWh of electricity per year, at a capacity factor of 30%; it has produced over 20 billion MWh of electricity in the first 50 years since commissioning.
- "Bicaz hydropower development –"Dimitrie Leonida" (Stejaru) hydropower plant". Hidroelectrica. Retrieved 19 April 2013.
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