Bratsk Hydroelectric Power Station, Bratsk

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4.6/5 based on 40+ reviews on the web
The Bratsk Hydroelectric Power Station is a concrete gravity dam on the Angara River and adjacent hydroelectric power station. It is the second level of the Angara River hydroelectric station cascade in Irkutsk Oblast, Russia. From its full commissioning in 1967, the station was the world’s single biggest power producer until Canada's Churchill Falls was opened in 1971. Annually the station produces 22.6 TWh. Currently, the Bratsk Power Station operates 18 hydro-turbines, each with capacity of 250 MW, produced by the Leningrad Metal Works in the 1960s.Design and specificationsDamComponents: concrete wall 924 m long and 124.5 m high at its maximum (stationary part 515 m long, waterdrop part 242 m long, dumb part 167 m). by-wall house 516 m long riverbank concrete walls all 506 m long right bank ground wall 2 987 m long, left - 723 m long. On the top of the dam are the track of the Taishet-Lena railway line and a vehicle road.There are no navigational channels, because the Angara has no through ship routes. Nevertheless, the construction project includes the possibility to build a ship elevator.Power plantThe Turbine Hall contains 18 Francis hydroturbine units, 250 MW each, with 106 m of operating head. A 5 140 m-long penstock forms the Bratsk Reservoir. With the 4 500 MW of output and 22.6 TWh of annual output, it is Russia's second single producer of hydroelectricity. Output is distributed into five 500 kV power lines and twenty 220 kV lines.
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  • Really like HES on a mission when he was ran cross every day. Take a walk, types of new open! By car or by train. Was at the bottom of the HPP. The whole country is built, WELL DONE! The best in the world!
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  • We were just interessno get around the dam. I told the children how it works and showed. On a bad, long road we went down and pod′ehali directly to the base of the dam. Highly recommend.
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  • Astounding size erection while on it. It is considered the largest in the hangar. Yet it was the lookout-it was built, it was difficult to assess the scale of the buildings, from the kind of cool, I think.
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