Nizhnekamsk Hydroelectric Station

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Nizhnekamsk Dam
Hydroelectric power station in Naberezhnye Chelny.JPG
The hydroelectric power plant
Nizhnekamsk Hydroelectric Station is located in Russia
Nizhnekamsk Hydroelectric Station
Location of Nizhnekamsk Dam in Russia
Official name Nizhnekamsk Hydroelectric Plant
Country Russia
Location Naberezhnye Chelny, Tatarstan
Coordinates 55°41′58″N 52°16′42″E / 55.69944°N 52.27833°E / 55.69944; 52.27833Coordinates: 55°41′58″N 52°16′42″E / 55.69944°N 52.27833°E / 55.69944; 52.27833
Status In use
Construction began 1963
Dam and spillways
Impounds Kama River
Height 30 m (98 ft)
Length 3,900 m (12,795 ft)
Creates Nizhnekamsk Reservoir
Total capacity 2,800,000,000 m3 (2,269,997 acre·ft)
Surface area 1,084 km2 (419 sq mi)
Power station
Operator(s) Tatenergo
Commission date 1979-1987
Hydraulic head 12.4 m (41 ft)
Turbines 16 x 78 MW Kaplan turbines
Installed capacity 1,248 MW
Annual generation 2.54 billion kWh

The Nizhnekamsk Hydroelectric Station (Russian: Нижнекамская ГЭС), also known as Lower Kama, is a dam and hydroelectric power station on the lower Kama River near Naberezhnye Chelny in Tatarstan, Russia. The purpose of the dam is power production, navigation and water supply. It powers a 1,248 MW station with 16 x 78 MW Kaplan turbine-generators.[1] Work on this dam began in 1963 and was not completed until 1990. work on the reservoir is still done to help maintain it.[2]

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  1. ^ "Construction of the Lower Kama hydroelectric station". Power Technology and Engineering (formerly Hydrotechnical Construction). December 1978. pp. 8–12. Retrieved 14 January 2011.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  2. ^ "Nizhnekamsk hydroelectric power station". Retrieved 2017-03-22.