Gökçekaya Dam

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Gökçekaya Dam
Gökçekaya Dam is located in Turkey
Gökçekaya Dam
Location of Gökçekaya Dam
Official name Gökçekaya Baraji
Location Eskişehir, Turkey
Coordinates 40°1′58″N 31°00′59″E / 40.03278°N 31.01639°E / 40.03278; 31.01639Coordinates: 40°1′58″N 31°00′59″E / 40.03278°N 31.01639°E / 40.03278; 31.01639
Construction began 1967
Opening date 1972
Operator(s) State Hydraulic Works (DSİ)
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Arch
Impounds Sakarya River
Height 210 m (690 ft)
Length 634 m (2,080 ft)
Total capacity 910 hm³
Surface area 20 km2 (8 sq mi)
Power station
Turbines 3 x 92.8 MW Francis-type
Installed capacity 278 MW
Annual generation 562 GWh

Gökçekaya Dam is 43 km (27 mi) north of Alpu town 45 km (28 mi) east of province of Eskişehir in central Turkey and located 60 km (37 mi) downstream of Sarıyar Dam on the Sakarya River which runs into the Black Sea. The Yenice Dam is located downstream.

There is a hydroelectric power plant, established in 1972, at the dam, with a power output of 278 MW (three Francis turbines at 92.8 MW each), generating an average 562 GW·h of hydroelectricity annually.