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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  • On the right side there is extensive power generation facilities and closer loud buzzing sound. Incredibly you can imagine it was hard work. Blue water was saved because of the depth, so beautiful is impressive.
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  • Be sure to visit the TPP if you're in town during the summer. Gorgeous views of the River, a beautiful cliff. Of course, not allowed inside but from the outside, it seems to me more beautiful. Recommended.
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  • Was on a business trip in the city of Bratsk. An employee of the enterprise took the car to the HES. Impression! Worth to visit and see. Able to build during the Soviet era.
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