Bukhtarma Hydroelectric Power Plant

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Bukhtarma Hydroelectriс Power Plant
Bukhtarminskoe 2.jpg
The Bukhtarma Reservoir
Coordinates49°39′40″N 83°20′52″E / 49.66111°N 83.34778°E / 49.66111; 83.34778Coordinates: 49°39′40″N 83°20′52″E / 49.66111°N 83.34778°E / 49.66111; 83.34778
Commission date1960, 1966
Thermal power station
Primary fuelHydropower
Power generation
Units operational9
Nameplate capacity675 MW[1]

The Bukhtarma Hydroelectric Power Plant (Kazakh: Бұқтырма Су Электр Стансасы, Buqtyrma Sý Elektr Stansasy; Russian: Бухтарминская ГЭС, Buchtarminskaja GES) is a hydroelectric power plant on the Irtysh River 5 kilometres (3 mi) upstream of the town of Serebryansk, in East Kazakhstan Province of Kazakhstan. "Bukhtarma" or "Buqtyrma" is a Kazakh word that can be translated as "ambush; blocking".

The plant has 9 individual turbines[2] with a total generating capacity of 675 megawatts and generates 2.77 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity per year. The plant is operated by Kazzinc under a long-term concession. It is integrated into Kazakhstan's national electricity system and is used as a peak producer to regulate supply.[2]

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  1. ^ "Annual report 2013" (PDF). Samruk-Energy. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-09-07. Retrieved 2014-09-09.
  2. ^ a b Bukhtarma Power Station