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Usage

Use the following infobox for all types of hydroelectric power stations involving dams, including pumped-storage. For all types of wave and tidal power stations, as well as all other types of power stations, please use {{Infobox power station}}.

{{{name}}}
{{{image_alt}}}
{{{image_caption}}}
{{{location_map_alt}}}
{{{location_map_alt}}}
{{{location_map_caption}}}
Official name {{{name_official}}}
Country {{{country}}}
Location {{{location}}}
Coordinates 0°N 0°E / 0°N 0°E / 0; 0
Purpose {{{purpose}}}
Status {{{status}}}
Construction began {{{construction_began}}}
Opening date {{{opening}}}
Demolition date {{{demolished}}}
Construction cost {{{cost}}}
Built by {{{builder}}}
Owner(s) {{{owner}}}
Operator(s) {{{operator}}}
Upper dam and spillways
Type of dam {{{dam_type}}}
Impounds {{{dam_crosses}}}
Height (foundation) {{{dam_height_foundation}}}
Height (thalweg) {{{dam_height_thalweg}}}
Length {{{dam_length}}}
Elevation at crest {{{dam_elevation_crest}}}
Width (crest) {{{dam_width_crest}}}
Width (base) {{{dam_width_base}}}
Dam volume {{{dam_volume}}}
Spillways {{{spillway_count}}}
Spillway type {{{spillway_type}}}
Spillway capacity {{{spillway_capacity}}}
Upper reservoir
Creates {{{res_name}}}
Total capacity {{{res_capacity_total}}}
Active capacity {{{res_capacity_active}}}
Inactive capacity {{{res_capacity_inactive}}}
Catchment area {{{res_catchment}}}
Surface area {{{res_surface}}}
Maximum length {{{res_max_length}}}
Maximum width {{{res_max_width}}}
Maximum water depth {{{res_max_depth}}}
Normal elevation {{{res_elevation}}}
Tidal range {{{res_tidal_range}}}
Lower dam and spillways
Type of dam {{{lower_dam_type}}}
Impounds {{{lower_dam_crosses}}}
Height (foundation) {{{lower_dam_height_foundation}}}
Height (thalweg) {{{lower_dam_height_thalweg}}}
Length {{{lower_dam_length}}}
Elevation at crest {{{lower_dam_elevation_crest}}}
Width (crest) {{{lower_dam_width_crest}}}
Width (base) {{{lower_dam_width_base}}}
Dam volume {{{lower_dam_volume}}}
Spillways {{{lower_spillway_count}}}
Spillway type {{{lower_spillway_type}}}
Spillway capacity {{{lower_spillway_capacity}}}
Lower reservoir
Creates {{{lower_res_name}}}
Total capacity {{{lower_res_capacity_total}}}
Active capacity {{{lower_res_capacity_active}}}
Inactive capacity {{{lower_res_capacity_inactive}}}
Catchment area {{{lower_res_catchment}}}
Surface area {{{lower_res_surface}}}
Maximum length {{{lower_res_max_length}}}
Maximum width {{{lower_res_max_width}}}
Maximum water depth {{{lower_res_max_depth}}}
Normal elevation {{{lower_res_elevation}}}
Tidal range {{{lower_res_tidal_range}}}
{{{plant_name}}}
Coordinates 1°1′1″N 1°1′1″E / 1.01694°N 1.01694°E / 1.01694; 1.01694
Operator(s) {{{plant_operator}}}
Commission date {{{plant_commission}}}
Decommission date {{{plant_decommission}}}
Type {{{plant_type}}}
Hydraulic head {{{plant_hydraulic_head}}}
Turbines {{{plant_turbines}}}
Pump-generators {{{plant_pumpgenerators}}}
Pumps {{{plant_pumps}}}
Installed capacity {{{plant_capacity}}}
Capacity factor {{{plant_capacity_factor}}}
Overall efficiency {{{plant_efficiency}}}
Storage capacity {{{plant_storage_hours}}}
Annual generation {{{plant_annual_gen}}}
Website
{{{website}}}
{{{extra}}}
{{Infobox dam
| name                        = 
| name_official               = 
| image                       = 
| image_size                  = 
| image_caption               = 
| image_alt                   = 
| location_map                = 
| location_map_size           = 
| location_map_caption        = 
| location_map_alt            = 
| coordinates                 = <!-- {{coord|..|..|type:landmark|display=inline,title}}-->
| country                     = 
| location                    = 
| purpose                     = 
| status                      = 
| construction_began          = 
| opening                     = 
| demolished                  = 
| cost                        = 
| builder                     = 
| owner                       = 
| operator                    = 
| dam_type                    = 
| dam_crosses                 = 
| dam_height_foundation       = 
| dam_height_thalweg          = 
| dam_length                  = 
| dam_elevation_crest         = 
| dam_width_crest             = 
| dam_width_base              = 
| dam_volume                  = 
| spillway_count              = 
| spillway_type               = 
| spillway_capacity           = 
| res_name                    = 
| res_capacity_total          = 
| res_capacity_active         = 
| res_capacity_inactive       = 
| res_catchment               = 
| res_surface                 = 
| res_max_length              = 
| res_max_width               = 
| res_max_depth               = 
| res_elevation               = 
| res_tidal_range             = 
| lower_dam_type              = 
| lower_dam_crosses           = 
| lower_dam_height_foundation = 
| lower_dam_height_thalweg    = 
| lower_dam_length            = 
| lower_dam_elevation_crest   = 
| lower_dam_width_crest       = 
| lower_dam_width_base        = 
| lower_dam_volume            = 
| lower_spillway_count        = 
| lower_spillway_type         = 
| lower_spillway_capacity     = 
| lower_res_name              = 
| lower_res_capacity_total    = 
| lower_res_capacity_active   = 
| lower_res_capacity_inactive = 
| lower_res_catchment         = 
| lower_res_surface           = 
| lower_res_max_length        = 
| lower_res_max_width         = 
| lower_res_max_depth         = 
| lower_res_elevation         = 
| lower_res_tidal_range       = 
| plant_name                  = 
| plant_coordinates           = <!-- {{coord|..|..|type:landmark|display=inline}}-->
| plant_operator              = 
| plant_commission            = 
| plant_decommission          = 
| plant_type                  = 
| plant_hydraulic_head        = 
| plant_turbines              = 
| plant_pumpgenerators        = 
| plant_pumps                 = 
| plant_capacity              = 
| plant_capacity_factor       = 
| plant_efficiency            = 
| plant_storage_hours         = 
| plant_annual_gen            = 
| plant_annual_gen_year       = 
| website                     = 
| extra                       = 
}}

Parameter names and descriptions

Parameter name Description
name Name of dam.
name_official Official name, if different from name. Preferably in native language.
image Image filename, without File: parameter. Animated (.gif) and media files (.ogv) are also allowed.
image_size Value to overrides the default 250px.
image_caption Caption beneath image.
image_alt Alternative text for image.
location_map Name of a location map file. The coordinates must be specified as well (see below).
location_map_size Value to overrides the default 250px.
location_map_caption Caption beneath location map.
location_map_alt Alternative text for location map.
coordinates Geographic coordinates using {{coord}}. See here for more details. Remember to avoid being overly precise.
country Country where the facility is located. Do not use flag icons.
location General area where located. Avoid being overly-detailed.
purpose Purpose of the dam(s). Common reasons are power, irrigation, flood control, navigation. If there are several purposes,
consider using: Multi-purpose. Field codes:
F=Flood control, I=Irrigation, N=Navigation, P=Power.
status Current status of the project. Enter any one of the following auto-expanding fields:
D=Decommissioned, O=Operational, P=Proposed, UC=Under construction.
construction_began Date construction began, consider using {{Start date}}.
opening Date, or future date, of inauguration. Consider using {{Start date}}.
demolished Date of demolition (i.e. removal or destruction of dam). Consider using {{End date}}.
cost Total cost of development.
owner Owner(s) of the dam. Consider limiting to the top two, and include ownership percentage if possible.
Example: Owner1: 60% <br/>Owner2: 40%
operator Operator(s) of the dam. Only use this parameter if it is different from the owner(s) of the dam.
DAM AND SPILLWAYS
dam_type Type of dam. Enter any one of the following auto-expanding fields:
A=Arch dam, B=Barrage, E=Embankment dam, F=Earth-fill dam, G=Gravity dam, AG=Arch-gravity dam.
dam_crosses Body of river or stream below dam
dam_height Height of dam. Deprecated parameter; use only if dam_height_foundation or dam_height_thalweg is not known.
dam_height_foundation Height over foundation bed, with metric conversions.
dam_height_thalweg Height over thalweg (riverbed), with metric conversions.
dam_length Length of dam crown, with metric conversions.
dam_elevation_crest Height of the dam's crest above sea level, with metric conversions.
dam_width_crest Width at crest of dam, with metric conversions.
dam_width_base Width at base of dam, with metric conversions.
dam_volume Volume of material in the dam structure.
spillway_count Number of spillways.
spillway_type Type of spillway.
spillway_capacity Capacity of spillway.
RESERVOIR
res_name Name of upstream body of water, if different than "dam_crosses".
res_capacity_total Capacity of reservoir, i.e. megalitres.
res_capacity_active The active, live or useful capacity (storage) of the reservoir.
res_capacity_inactive The inactive or dead capacity (storage) of the reservoir.
res_catchment Area of catchment for reservoir.
res_surface Surface area (top water level) of reservoir.
res_max_length Length of the reservoir at normal levels, with metric conversions.
res_max_width Maximum width of the reservoir at normal levels, perpendicular to length. With metric conversions.
res_max_depth Maximum water depth of reservoir.
res_elevation The reservoir's height above sea level at normal levels, with metric conversions.
res_tidal_range Tidal range, if applicable.
POWER STATION
plant_name Name of plant, if applicable.
plant_coordinates Geographic coordinates of the power station using {{coord}}. See here for more details. Remember to avoid being overly precise.
plant_operator Operator(s) of the hydroelectric power plant.
plant_commission Power plant commissioning date. May be different than dam opening date.
plant_decommission Power plant decommissioning date. May be different than dam closing date.
plant_type Type of hydroelectric power station. Enter any one of the following auto-expanding fields:
C=Conventional, P=Pumped-storage, R=Run-of-the-river, T=Tidal barrage.
plant_hydraulic_head Hydraulic head at power station.
plant_turbines Number of turbines, with respective rated capacity. Exclude any reversible turbine-generators (pump/generators) and pumps from this — it should only contain conventional generation-only turbines.
plant_pumpgenerators Number of reversible turbine-generators (pump/generators), with respective rated capacity. For pumped storage plants only.
plant_pumps Number of pumps, with respective rated capacity. For pumped storage plants only.
plant_capacity Current installed capacity in megawatts, or planned capacity for those under development.
For plants which are operational, but have additional capacity under development, please use only the current installed capacity.
plant_capacity_factor Capacity factor of the power station, in percentage. For pumped storage, please try to rely solely on third-party sources, as manual capacity factor calculations are overly complex for PSH and their results do not align with figures in (authoritative) third-party sources.
plant_efficiency Overall efficiency of the power station, in percentage. Generally only applicable to pumped storage.
plant_storage_hours Storage capacity of the power station, in hours (if desired, you can also provide calculated or actual GWh figures in parenthesis). Generally only applicable to pumped storage.
plant_annual_gen Average annual power generation. To be used in combination with the following plant_annual_gen_year parameter. GW·h suffix will auto added for number without unit or any text appended.
plant_annual_gen_year Given generation value exact description. If no description is given, it will default to Annual (i.e. it will expand to Annual generation). Enter following text:

Planned net if given data is a planned estimate net output
Planned gross if given data is a planned estimate gross output
YYYY net, if given data is year YYYY net output
YYYY gross if given data is year YYYY gross output
Annual net if given data is a average net output
Annual gross if given data is a average gross output

website Raw wikitext for entering website(s). Use [brackets] where appropriate
extras Free form, spans both columns. Use sparingly.

Coordinates

The coordinates should be specified using coordinates – with a {{coord}} template. See Wikipedia:WikiProject Geographical coordinates#Parameters for more details about setting the coordinates_type.

Microformat

The HTML markup produced by this template includes an hCard microformat, which makes the place-name and location parsable by computers, either acting automatically to catalogue articles across Wikipedia, or via a browser tool operated by a person, to (for example) add the subject to an address book. Within the hCard is a Geo microformat, which additionally makes the coordinates (latitude & longitude) parsable, so that they can be, say, looked up on a map, or downloaded to a GPS unit. For more information about the use of microformats on Wikipedia, please see the microformat project.

Sub-templates

If the place or venue has an "established", "founded", "opened" or similar date, use {{start date}} unless the date is before 1583 CE.

If it has a URL, use {{URL}}.

Please do not remove instances of these sub-templates.

Classes

hCard uses HTML classes including:

  • adr
  • agent
  • category
  • county-name
  • extended-address
  • fn
  • label
  • locality
  • nickname
  • note
  • org
  • region
  • street-address
  • uid
  • url
  • vcard

Geo is produced by calling {{coord}}, and uses HTML classes:

  • geo
  • latitude
  • longitude

Please do not rename or remove these classes nor collapse nested elements which use them.

Precision

When giving coordinates, please use an appropriate level of precision. Do not use {{coord}}'s |name= parameter.

TemplateData

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Infobox for a dam

Template parameters

This template has custom formatting.

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Namename

Name of dam

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Official namename_official

Official name, if different from name. Preferably in native language.

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Image captionimage_caption

Caption beneath image.

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Image alternative textimage_alt

Alternative text for image.

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Location map captionlocation_map_caption

Caption beneath location map.

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Location map alternative textlocation_map_alt

Alternative text for location map.

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coordinatescoordinates

Geographic coordinates using the coord template

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Countrycountry

Country where the facility is located. Do not use flag icons.

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Locationlocation

General area where located. Avoid being overly-detailed.

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Purposepurpose

Purpose of the dam(s). Common reasons are power, irrigation, flood control, navigation. If there are several purposes, consider using: Multi-purpose. Field codes: F=Flood control, I=Irrigation,, N=Navigation, P=Power.

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Statusstatus

Current status of the project. Enter any one of the following auto-expanding fields: D=Decommissioned, O=Operational, P=Proposed, UC=Under construction.

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Construction beganconstruction_began

Date construction began, consider using {{Start date}}.

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Opening dateopening

Date, or future date, of inauguration. Consider using {{Start date}}.

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Demolished datedemolished

Date of demolition (i.e. removal or destruction of dam). Consider using {{End date}}.

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Costcost

Total cost of development.

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Ownerowner

Owner(s) of the dam. Consider limiting to the top two, and include ownership percentage if possible.

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Operatoroperator

Operator(s) of the dam. Only use this parameter if it is different from the owner(s) of the dam.

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Dam typedam_type

Type of dam. Enter any one of the following auto-expanding fields: A=Arch dam, B=Barrage, E=Embankment dam, F=Earth-fill dam, G=Gravity dam, AG=Arch-gravity dam.

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Dam crossesdam_crosses

Body of river or stream below dam

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Dam height over foundationdam_height_foundation

Height over foundation bed, with metric conversions.

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Dam height over thalwegdam_height_thalweg

Height over thalweg (riverbed), with metric conversions.

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Dam lengthdam_length

Length of dam crown, with metric conversions.

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Dam elevation crestdam_elevation_crest

Height of the dam's crest above sea level, with metric conversions.

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Dam width crestdam_width_crest

Width at crest of dam, with metric conversions.

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Dam width at basedam_width_base

Width at base of dam, with metric conversions.

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Dam volumedam_volume

Volume of material in the dam structure.

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Spillway countspillway_count

Number of spillways.

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Spillway typespillway_type

Type of spillway.

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Spillway capacityspillway_capacity

Capacity of spillway.

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Reservoir nameres_name

Name of upstream body of water, if different than "dam_crosses".

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Reservoir capacityres_capacity_total

Capacity of reservoir, i.e. megalitres.

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Reservoir active capacityres_capacity_active

The active, live or useful capacity (storage) of the reservoir.

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Reservoir inactive capacityres_capacity_inactive

The inactive or dead capacity (storage) of the reservoir.

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Reservoir catchment areares_catchment

Area of catchment for reservoir.

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Reservoir surface areares_surface

Surface area (top water level) of reservoir.

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Reservoir maximum lengthres_max_length

Length of the reservoir at normal levels, with metric conversions.

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Reservoir maximum widthres_max_width

Maximum width of the reservoir at normal levels, perpendicular to length. With metric conversions.

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Reservoir maximum depthres_max_depth

Maximum water depth of reservoir.

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Reservoir elevationres_elevation

The reservoir's height above sea level at normal levels, with metric conversions.

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Reservoir tidal rangeres_tidal_range

Tidal range, if applicable.

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Plant nameplant_name

Name of plant, if applicable.

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Plant operatorplant_operator

Operator(s) of the hydroelectric power plant.

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Plant coordinatesplant coordinates

Geographic coordinates of the power station using the coord template

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Plant commissioning dateplant_commission

Power plant commissioning date. May be different than dam opening date.

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Plant decommissioning dateplant_decommission

Power plant decommissioning date. May be different than dam closing date.

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Plant typeplant_type

Type of hydroelectric power station. Enter any one of the following auto-expanding fields: C=Conventional, P=Pumped-storage, R=Run-of-the-river, T=Tidal barrage.

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Plant hydraulic headplant_hydraulic_head

Hydraulic head at power station.

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Plant turbine count/capacityplant_turbines

Number of turbines, with respective rated capacity.

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Plant generation capacityplant_capacity

Installed generation capacity, measured in megawatts (MW).

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Plant capacity factorplant_capacity_factor

Capacity factor of the power station, in percentage.

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Plant annual power generationplant_annual_gen

Average annual power generation of the previous year. Measured in gigawatt-hours (GWh)

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Websitewebsite

Raw wikitext for entering website(s). Use [brackets] where appropriate

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Extra dataextra

Free form, spans both columns. Use sparingly.

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