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 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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  • 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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  • A great place to get acquainted with the city of Bratsk. The biggest attraction. It is we, the locals no longer surprised, but for visitors is the eccentricity. One of the largest HYDROELECTRIC POWER PLANT in Russia. And you can not only look the part, but also go by car or train. At the last transport views the most interesting, because on the one hand there is the river Angara, and on the other by the Bratsk reservoir. You can also look at the bottom of the dam. For extreme-have the opportunity to climb the steep banks of the river
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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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