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Location of Piran Dam in Iran
Sarpol-e Zahab County
|Construction cost||US$15 million|
|Dam and spillways|
|Type of dam||Stone and concrete|
|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)|
|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. Construction of the dam started in 2008 and the dam was inaugurated on 24 November 2011. It cost more than US$15 million.
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.
- "Piran Power Plant". IWPCO. Retrieved 2014-02-03.
- "Piran Hydro Power Inaugurated" (Press release). IWPCO. 2011-11-24. Retrieved 2014-02-03.
- Clean Development Mechanism Project Design Document Form SSC version 03 (PDF) (Report). UNFCCC. 2006-12-22. Retrieved 2014-02-03.
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