Cirata Dam

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Cirata Dam
Cirata Dam is located in Indonesia
Cirata Dam
Location of Cirata Dam in Indonesia
Country Indonesia
Location Purwakarta
Coordinates 6°42′02″S 107°22′01″E / 6.70056°S 107.36694°E / -6.70056; 107.36694Coordinates: 6°42′02″S 107°22′01″E / 6.70056°S 107.36694°E / -6.70056; 107.36694
Status Operational
Construction began 1984
Opening date 1988
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Embankment, concrete-face rock-fill
Impounds Citarum River
Height 125 m (410 ft)
Length 453 m (1,486 ft)
Dam volume 3,900,000 m3 (5,101,007 cu yd)
Total capacity 2,165,000,000 m3 (1,755,194 acre·ft)
Active capacity 796,000,000 m3 (645,328 acre·ft)
Catchment area 4,119 km2 (1,590 sq mi)
Surface area 62 km2 (24 sq mi)
Power station
Name Cirata Power Station
Coordinates 6°40′52.19″S 107°20′48.48″E / 6.6811639°S 107.3468000°E / -6.6811639; 107.3468000
Operator(s) PT Pembangkitan Jawa Bali
Commission date 1988–1998
Turbines 8 x 126 MW Francis-type
Installed capacity 1,008 MW
Annual generation 1,426 GWh

The Cirata Dam is an embankment dam on the Citarum River in West Java, Indonesia. It is located 100 km (62 mi) southeast of Jakarta. It was constructed between 1984 and 1988 for the primary purpose of hydroelectric power generation. Other purposes include flood control, aquaculture, water supply and irrigation. The 125 m (410 ft) tall concrete-face rock-fill dam is situated just before a sharp bend in the river and withholds a reservoir with a gross storage capacity of 2,165,000,000 m3 (1,755,194 acre·ft). The reservoir has a surface area of 62 km2 (24 sq mi) which caused the relocation of 6,335 families. The dam's power station is located on the north side of the river bend and contains eight 126 MW Francis turbine-generators. It has a total installed capacity of 1,008 MW and an annual generation of 1,426 GWh. The power station was completed in two phases, the second was completed in 1998. It serves mostly as a peaking power plant and is the largest hydroelectric power station in Indonesia.[1][2] The construction of the dam resulted in involuntary resettlement of 56000 people.[3]

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  1. ^ "IEA Hydropower Implementing Agreement Annex VIII – Cirata Dam" (PDF). Case Study 14-05: Development of Regional Industries – Cirata Hydro Electric Power Project, Indonesi. IEA Hydropower. Retrieved 19 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Hydroelectric Power Plants in Indonesia". IndustCards. Retrieved 19 January 2012. 
  3. ^ B. Terminski, Development-Induced Displacement and Resettlement: Theoretical Frameworks and Current Challenges, Geneva 2013.