Kozjak Hydro Power Plant

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Kozjak Dam
Kozjak dam and lake, as seen from the Fojnik peak
Kozjak Hydro Power Plant is located in Republic of Macedonia
Kozjak Hydro Power Plant
Location of Kozjak Dam
Country Macedonia
Location Kozjak
Coordinates 41°52′40.37″N 21°11′33.59″E / 41.8778806°N 21.1926639°E / 41.8778806; 21.1926639Coordinates: 41°52′40.37″N 21°11′33.59″E / 41.8778806°N 21.1926639°E / 41.8778806; 21.1926639
Purpose Flood control, power
Status Operational
Construction began 1994
Opening date 2000; 15 years ago (2000)
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Embankment, rock-fill
Impounds Treska
Height (foundation) 130 m (430 ft)
Height (thalweg) 114 m (374 ft)
Total capacity 380,000,000 m3 (310,000 acre·ft)
Surface area 13.5 km2 (5.2 sq mi)
Max. length 32 km (20 mi)
Max. width 400 m (1,300 ft)
Power station
Commission date 2004
Turbines 2 x 41 MW Francis-type
Installed capacity 82 MW

Kozjak Hydro Power Plant is a large hydroelectric power plant on the river Treska which creates an artificial lake Kozjak, the largest in Republic of Macedonia. The dam which creates the reservoir, Kozjak Dam is the tallest in the country at 130 m (430 ft). It is located in the western part of the country in the municipality of Makedonski Brod. The primary purpose of the dam is flood control but it also serves for power generation.[1]

The power plant has two turbines with a nominal capacity of 41 MW each[2] having a total capacity of 82 MW.

The lake is 32 km (20 mi) long, with maximum depth of 130 m (430 ft). The maximum elevation of the lake is 469.9 m and it has a capacity of about 380 million m³ of water. There is an abundance of fish in the lake.

The construction of the dam started in August 1994 and it was complete in 2000. The reservoir started filling in May 2003, and the two power generators finally went online in July and September 2004.[3]

External links[edit]

  1. ^ Dams and Appurtenant Hydraulic Structures, 2nd edition. CRC Press. 2014. p. 344. ISBN 113800006X. 
  2. ^ Kozjak Hydro Power Plant
  3. ^ Dams And Reservoirs, Societies And Environment in The 21st Century, Luis Berga; Taylor & Francis, 2006; ISBN 0-415-40423-1, ISBN 978-0-415-40423-5