Kislaya Guba Tidal Power Station

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Kislaya Guba Tidal Power Station
Kislaya Guba tidal power station.JPG
Kislaya Guba Tidal Power Station is located in Murmansk Oblast
Kislaya Guba Tidal Power Station
Location of Kislaya Guba Tidal Power Station in Murmansk Oblast
Country Russia
Location Kislaya Guba
Coordinates 69°22′37″N 33°04′33″E / 69.37694°N 33.07583°E / 69.37694; 33.07583Coordinates: 69°22′37″N 33°04′33″E / 69.37694°N 33.07583°E / 69.37694; 33.07583
Status Operational
Commission date 1968
Owner(s) RusHydro
Thermal power station
Primary fuel Tide
Power generation
Units operational 1 × 0.2 MW
1 × 1.5 MW
Nameplate capacity 1.7 MW

The Kislaya Guba Tidal Power Station is an experimental project in Kislaya Guba, Russia.

The station is the world's 5th largest[citation needed] tidal power plant with the output capacity of 1.7 megawatts (2,300 hp). Station began operating in 1968, but was later shut down for 10 years until December 2004, when funding resumed. The old .4 megawatts (540 hp) French-built generation unit was dismantled. In 2004 was installed first new .2 megawatts (270 hp) generation unit, and in 2007 – second, 1.5 megawatts (2,000 hp). The site was originally chosen because the long and deep fjord had a fairly narrow outlet to the sea which could easily be dammed for the project. There are plans for two larger scale projects based on this design near Mezen, on the White Sea and Tugur on the Sea of Okhotsk.[1]

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