Kakhovka Hydroelectric Power Plant

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Kakhovka Dam
Kakhovka HES.jpg
The dam's spillway
Kakhovka Hydroelectric Power Plant is located in Ukraine
Kakhovka Hydroelectric Power Plant
Location of Kakhovka Dam in Ukraine
Official nameKakhovska HPS
LocationKakhovka, Ukraine
Coordinates46°46′34.12″N 33°22′17.44″E / 46.7761444°N 33.3715111°E / 46.7761444; 33.3715111Coordinates: 46°46′34.12″N 33°22′17.44″E / 46.7761444°N 33.3715111°E / 46.7761444; 33.3715111
PurposePower, irrigation, navigation
Construction beganSeptember 1950
Opening date1956; 64 years ago (1956)
Owner(s)Energy Company of Ukraine
Dam and spillways
Type of damEarth-fill embankment with gravity sections
ImpoundsDnieper River
Height30 m (98 ft)
Length3,273 m (10,738 ft)
CreatesKakhovka Reservoir
Total capacity18,180×10^6 m3 (14,738,766 acre⋅ft)
Surface area2,155 km2 (832 sq mi)
Power Station
Commission date1955-1956
Turbines3 x 58.5, 3 x 60.5 MW propeller
Installed capacity357 MW
Annual generation1.4 TWh

The Kakhovka Hydroelectric Station is a run-of-river power plant on the Dnieper River in Kakhovka, Ukraine. Kakhovka is a port city located on the reservoir's southern bank. The primary purpose of the dam is hydroelectric power generation, irrigation and navigation. It is the 6th and the last dam in the Dnieper cascade.

The staff of Kakhovka Hydroelectric Power Plant was 241 person in 16.10.2015. The director is Yaroslav Kobelya from September 2012.


The dam has an associated lock and a power station with an installed capacity of 357 MW. Water from Kakhovka Reservoir is sent via the North Crimean Canal and Dnieper–Kryvyi Rih Canal to irrigate large areas of southern Ukraine and northern Crimea. Construction on the dam began in September 1950 and the last generator was commissioned in October 1956.[1] It is operated by Ukrhydroenerho.[2][3]

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  1. ^ "Hydroelectric Power Plants in Ukraine". IndustCards. Archived from the original on 22 May 2016. Retrieved 28 February 2014.
  2. ^ "Kakhovska HPS" (in Russian). UGE. Archived from the original on 7 March 2014. Retrieved 28 February 2014.
  3. ^ "Kahovska (Kakhovka) Hydroelectric Power Plant Ukraine". Global Energy Observatory. Retrieved 28 February 2014.