Piran Dam

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Piran Dam
Piran Dam is located in Iran
Piran Dam
Location of Piran Dam in Iran
Country Iran
Location Piran
Sarpol-e Zahab County
Kermanshah Province
Coordinates 34°28′49.29″N 46°00′15.31″E / 34.4803583°N 46.0042528°E / 34.4803583; 46.0042528Coordinates: 34°28′49.29″N 46°00′15.31″E / 34.4803583°N 46.0042528°E / 34.4803583; 46.0042528
Purpose Hydroelectricity
Status Operational
Construction began 2008
Opening date 2011
Construction cost US$15 million
Owner(s) IWPCO
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Stone and concrete
Impounds Piran stream
Height 7.5 m (25 ft)
Length 25 m (82 ft)
Total capacity 15,000 m3 (12 acre·ft)
Surface area 10,000 m2 (110,000 sq ft)
Power Station
Turbines 2 X 4.2 Pelton turbine
Installed capacity 8.4 MW
Annual generation 40 GWh

Piran Dam is a stone and concrete hydroelectric dam on the Piran stream located about 6.2 km (3.9 mi) east of Piran in Sarpol-e Zahab County, Kermanshah Province, Iran. The project started in 1989 when preliminary studies started. All studies were carried out by 2000. The main contractor was selected in 2007.[1] Construction of the dam started in 2008 and the dam was inaugurated on 24 November 2011.[2] It cost more than US$15 million.[2]

The dam is 7.5 metres (25 ft) high and 25 metres (82 ft) long. It creates a reservoir with capacity of 15,000 cubic metres (12 acre·ft) and surface of 10,000 square metres (110,000 sq ft). The projects includes a 212 metres (696 ft) transfer channel, 1,572 metres (5,157 ft) of siphon pipes, and 800 metres (2,600 ft) outlet channel.[3]

The power plant has installed capacity of 8.4 MW. It has two Pelton turbines manufactured by Ghet Hydro Energy and two generators manufactured by WEG.[3]

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  1. ^ "Piran Power Plant". IWPCO. Retrieved 2014-02-03. 
  2. ^ a b "Piran Hydro Power Inaugurated" (Press release). IWPCO. 2011-11-24. Retrieved 2014-02-03. 
  3. ^ a b Clean Development Mechanism Project Design Document Form SSC version 03 (PDF) (Report). UNFCCC. 2006-12-22. Retrieved 2014-02-03.