10 A Small Version Of The Sayano-Shushenskaya Hydropower Plant

A Small Version Of The Sayano-Shushenskaya Hydropower Plant

Posted on May 7, 2011 by team

The Mainsk hydropower plant is the younger sister of the Sayano-Shushenskaya plant (SSHP). Both are united in one hydroelectric complex and are closely connected: the first is reregulating, the second is peaking. The technical level of this complex is unique for Russia.

Electricity requirements differ depending on seasons and the day time. That is why the peaking station promptly reacts to all variations and the water level is always changing.

Such changings trouble water consumers of neighbouring settlements located downstream. The Mainsk hydropower station was created to smooth these variations of the water level.

Height of the drained dam is 34 metres.

The total length is 750 metres. In contrast with the SSHP the Mainsk station has a free passage for cars.

Three adjustable-blade turbines with the power of 107 MW are located in the machine hall.

They look like space cabins.

Hydroturbines were engineered wrongly and were just fixed at a certain angle that reduced the plant efficiency a lot.

In 2006 one wheel of a turbine was replaced, this allowed to increase the generation of electricity.


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10 Responses to “A Small Version Of The Sayano-Shushenskaya Hydropower Plant”

  1. MadYank says:

    Yeah, another power plant.

  2. zuur! says:


  3. DouglasUrantia says:

    Is this where R2D2 was born?

    • OLUT says:

      Haha! I love those bubbles. If I were still a kid, I would want to build a clubhouse like that outside. Heck, I’d like to make a real house that looks like that!

  4. krasnoyarsk says:

    hey dude, take it easy, smoke your pot and be happy dude.

  5. Musa Hari says:

    This is beautiful country.

  6. eger_666 says:

    This site is not rusophobic. There is a huge number of russia-haters here though…

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