Location of Bureya Dam in Russia
|Official name||Бурейская ГЭС|
|Dam and spillways|
|Type of dam||Gravity dam|
|Height||140 m (459 ft)|
|Length||736 m (2,415 ft)|
|Total capacity||20.94 km3 (5.02 cu mi)|
|Surface area||750 km2 (290 sq mi)|
|Turbines||6 × 335 MW|
|Installed capacity||2,010 MW|
Bureya hydroelectric power station was built by Bureyagesstroy. Construction started in 1976, but was halted until 1999. In 1999, RAO UES restarted the project. The dam was completed and the first unit was launched in 2003. The construction of the whole complex was completed in 2009.
The reservoir reached its specified level during the summer-autumn monsoon season of 2009. It was accompanied with first use of spillways during planned tests. Despite the fact that all primary construction works on power station was completed, it was officially commenced for exploitation by government commission in 2011. Therefore, officially, the complex is still under construction.
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