Bratsk Hydroelectric Power Station, Bratsk

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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 commissioning in 1966, the station was the world’s single biggest power producer until Krasnoyarsk Hydroelectric Power Station reached 5,000 MW 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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  • In Bratsk when I arrived, it was very cold. Tried to take a walk, look, but on the street the person literally beat down on cold. Many of the photos made the Autos window. The town itself is situated on the banks of the Bratsk the Bratsk and UST-ilimsk water reservoirs formed by the river Angara. There is a romantic legend, the Siberian form describing the flight Hangars from father Baikal to the Yenisei River. According to this legend, the Shaman-stone, which is in the middle of the source of the Angara River, was cast by father Baikal to stop her daughter. In the photo the shadow falling on the river freezes, not from the sister of a hydroelectric power station-one of the largest and most famous HYDROELECTRIC POWER PLANT in Russia. Perhaps this is the main dostoprimechatelnos of the city, that I just couldn't afford not to see
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  • What to say about Bratsk? The beauty and power! It does not describe in words, it is better to come to Bratsk and all will see themselves, I just live in this city!
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  • Even after visiting the Sayano-Shushenskaya HYDROELECTRIC POWER PLANT in Bratsk station sizes are impressive. Especially with the water line. Although top it impressive sizes. Only for inspection spent more three hours. And hour of this time had gone in search of the bottom point.
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