Stratos Dam

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Stratos Hydroelectric Dam
Ηδροηλεκτρικό Φράγμα Στράτου
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Stratos Hydroelectric Dam
Stratos Dam is located in Greece
Stratos Dam
Location of Stratos Hydroelectric Dam
Ηδροηλεκτρικό Φράγμα Στράτου in Greece
Country Greece
Location Stratos, Aitoloakarnania
Coordinates 38°40′33″N 21°20′10″E / 38.67583°N 21.33611°E / 38.67583; 21.33611Coordinates: 38°40′33″N 21°20′10″E / 38.67583°N 21.33611°E / 38.67583; 21.33611
Purpose Power, irrigation
Status Operational
Construction began 1981
Opening date 1989
Owner(s) Public Power Corporation of Greece
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Embankment, earth-fill
Impounds Acheloos River
Height 26 m (85 ft)
Length 1,900 m (6,200 ft)
Dam volume 2,800,000 m3 (3,700,000 cu yd)
Creates Stratos artificial lake
Total capacity 11,000,000 m3 (8,900 acre·ft)
Catchment area 4,320 km2 (1,670 sq mi)
Surface area 8.4 km2 (3.2 sq mi)[1]
Power station
Commission date 1988-1989
Turbines 2 x 75 MW Francis-type
2 x 3.35 MW S-turbine
Installed capacity 156.7 MW[2]
Annual generation 237 GWh

The Stratos Hydroelectric Dam (Greek: Υδροηλεκτρικό Φράγμα Στράτου) is a dam on the river Acheloos in Aetolia-Acarnania, western Greece. It is situated just east of the village Stratos, and 9 km northwest of Agrinio. The dam created the Stratos artificial lake. There are four more dams upstream from the Stratos Dam: the Kastraki Dam, the Kremasta Dam, the Sykia Dam and the Mesochora Dam.

The dam was constructed between 1981 and 1989. Four turbine units produce up to 156.7 MW of electricity.

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  1. ^ "Large Dams in Greece". National Technical University of Athens. Retrieved 30 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Hydroelectric Plants in Greece - other regions". IndustCards. Retrieved 6 May 2013.