Kremenchuk Hydroelectric Power Plant

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Kremenchuk Dam
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Kremenchuk Hydroelectric Power Plant is located in Ukraine
Kremenchuk Hydroelectric Power Plant
Location of Kremenchuk Dam in Ukraine
Official nameKremenchug HPP
LocationSvitlovodsk, Ukraine
Coordinates49°4′39.13″N 33°15′02.17″E / 49.0775361°N 33.2506028°E / 49.0775361; 33.2506028Coordinates: 49°4′39.13″N 33°15′02.17″E / 49.0775361°N 33.2506028°E / 49.0775361; 33.2506028
PurposePower, navigation
StatusOperational
Construction began1954
Opening date1959; 61 years ago (1959)
Owner(s)Energy Company of Ukraine
Dam and spillways
Type of damEarth-fill embankment with gravity sections
ImpoundsDnieper River
Length10,500 m (34,400 ft)
Reservoir
CreatesKremenchuk Reservoir
Total capacity13,520×10^6 m3 (10,960,842 acre⋅ft)
Active capacity8,700×10^6 m3 (7,053,205 acre⋅ft)
Surface area2,250 km2 (869 sq mi)
Maximum length172 km (107 mi)
Maximum width40 km (25 mi)
Power Station
Operator(s)Ukrhydroenerho
Commission date1959-1960
Hydraulic head14.2 m (47 ft)
Turbines12 x 52 MW propeller
Installed capacity624 MW
Annual generation1.5 TWh

The Kremenchuk Hydroelectric Power Plant is a run-of-river power plant on the Dnieper River just upstream of Kremenchuk in Svitlovodsk, Ukraine. The primary purpose of the dam is hydroelectric power generation and navigation. It is the third dam in the Dnieper cascade and creates the largest reservoir on the river. The dam has an associated lock and a power station with an installed capacity of 624 megawatts (837,000 hp). Construction on the dam began in May 1954, the reservoir began to fill in October 1959, the last generator was commissioned in 1960 and the dam and power plant were inaugurated in 1961.[1] It is operated by Ukrhydroenerho.[2][3]

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  1. ^ "Hydroelectric Power Plants in Ukraine". IndustCards. Archived from the original on 8 December 2012. Retrieved 28 February 2014.
  2. ^ "Kremenchug HPP" (in Russian). UGE. Archived from the original on 7 March 2014. Retrieved 28 February 2014.
  3. ^ "Kremenchuk Hydroelectric Power Plant Ukraine". Global Energy Observatory. Retrieved 28 February 2014.

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