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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  • This is a massive construction, impressive to see and drive across. But don't make a special point to spend a lot of time here. Once you have seen it, that's it.  more »
  • On the right bank of the Dnieper ends 1-m machine room HES on the left 2-m, which is much more powerful and built later in 70-ies of the last century, then old and new gateways. A good place for recreation in the park or walk on the dam and look down on water level difference-impressive! The rapids are visible from above, among which (according to legend) Chair Catherine Island, where the Empress was vacationing when crossing the Dnieper.
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  • Was in the evening. Well highlighted, but when there are heavy machinery, you can feel the vibration. The next day ran as part of poumarafona. Offers excellent views of the Dnipro.
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