Saguling Dam

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Saguling Dam
Saguling Dam.jpg
The dam's spillway
Saguling Dam is located in Indonesia
Saguling Dam
Location of Saguling Dam in Indonesia
Country Indonesia
Location Bandung
Coordinates 6°54′45″S 107°21′58″E / 6.91250°S 107.36611°E / -6.91250; 107.36611Coordinates: 6°54′45″S 107°21′58″E / 6.91250°S 107.36611°E / -6.91250; 107.36611
Status Operational
Construction began 1983
Opening date 1987
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Embankment, rock-fill with watertight core
Impounds Citarum River
Height 99 m (325 ft)
Length 301 m (988 ft)
Elevation at crest 650.5 m (2,134 ft)
Total capacity 2,750,000,000 m3 (2,229,461 acre·ft)
Catchment area 452 km2 (175 sq mi)
Surface area 53 km2 (20 sq mi)
Maximum water depth 92 m (302 ft)
Power station
Operator(s) PT Indonesia Power
Commission date 1986
Turbines 4 x 175 MW Francis-type
Installed capacity 700 MW

The Saguling Dam is an embankment dam on the headwater of Citarum River in West Java, Indonesia. It is located 26 km (16 mi) west of Bandung. Construction began in 1983. The reservoir had filled by 1985 and the first generator was operational in 1986. The primary purpose of the dam is hydroelectric power generation but it also provides for water supply and aquaculture. The 99 m (325 ft) tall dam is rock-fill embankment-type with watertight core that withholds a reservoir with a capacity of 2,750,000,000 m3 (2,229,461 acre·ft). Its power station has 4 x 175 MW Francis turbine generators with an installed capacity of 700 MW. Including land acquisition, the cost of the dam with power plant was about $US 663 million. The installed capacity of the power plant might be expanded to 1,400 MW in the future.[1][2][3][4][5][6] The construction of the dam resulted in displacement of nearly 60,000 people.[7]

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  2. ^ "Saguling Hydroelectric Power Project". Global Energy Observatory. Retrieved 19 January 2012. 
  3. ^ Soemarwoto, edited by Barry A. Costa-Pierce, Otto (1990). Reservoir fisheries and aquaculture development for resettlement in Indonesia. Jakarta, Indonesia: Perusahaan Umum Listrik Negara. p. 21. ISBN 971-10-2250-8. 
  4. ^ Water development and poverty reduction. Boston [u.a.]: Kluwer Acad. Publ. 2003. p. 56. ISBN 1-4020-7431-X.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  5. ^ "Lake Saguling". International Lake Environment Committee. Retrieved 19 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "Ikon : Waduk Saguling". February 12, 2012. 
  7. ^ M.M. Cernea, Hydropower Dams and Social Impacts: A Sociological Perspective, World Bank Washington DC, 1997; B. Terminski, Development-Induced Displacement and Resettlement: Theoretical Frameworks and Current Challenges, Geneva, 2013