Dnieper Hydroelectric Station, Zaporizhzhya

The Dnieper Hydroelectric Station is the largest hydroelectric power station on the Dnieper River, placed in Zaporizhia, Ukraine.Early plansIn the lower reaches of the Dnieper River there was an almost long stretch that was filled with rapids. Now this is the distance between the modern cities Dnipro and Zaporizhia. In the 19th century engineers worked on the projects to make the river navigable. The projects for the flooding of the rapids were proposed by in 1893, V. Timonov(RU) in 1894, S. Maximov and Genrikh Graftio in 1905, A. Rundo and D. Yuskevich in 1910, I. Rozov and L. Yurgevich in 1912, Mohylko. While the main objective of these projects was to improve navigation, hydropower generation appeared concurrently, in terms of "utilization of the freely flowing water". G. Graftio's(RU) project of 1905 included three dams with a small area of flooding.GOELRO plan and construction, 1921–1941Lenin's slogan "Communism is Soviet power plus the electrification of the whole country" became a motto for Soviet industrialization. On February 7, 1920, the All-Russian Central Executive Committee of the Soviets announced the formation of a State Electrification Commission (GOELRO) under the chairmanship of the Bolshevik electrical engineer, Gleb Krzhizhanovskii. The task of the commission was to devise a general plan for electrifying the country via the construction of a network of regional power stations. Ten months later, GOELRO presented its plan, a document of more than 500 pages, to the Eighth Congress of Soviets in Moscow.
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  • August 9, 2017
    Who are not afraid of heights, you can walk along the dam. Look very nice, and the building is fascinating. Of the cons really shakes the dam from the flow of transport and particularly from trucks.
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  • August 4, 2017
    This is inn the center of city,looks so old but beatiful...the goverment has made a beach left side of this gor people egich looks enjoyable :)..i can noy say that you have to see this but if you come...  more »
  • July 15, 2017
    HES worth seeing at least once, thou you love industrial and industrial landscapes. HPS will impress you with its power and strength. This is a very ambitious project, through which water can be supplied in many towns and villages. Near hydroelectric scenic Rapids and small islands in the middle of the river. Near Zaporizhzhya Sich. In short, a very picturesque place. Images look chic:)
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