5 The Boguchanskaya Hydropower Station Under Construction

The Boguchanskaya Hydropower Station Under Construction

Posted on June 7, 2011 by team

The Boguchanskaya GES is a hydropower plant under construction on the Angara River in the Krasnoyarsk district Territory. It is included in the Angara cascade of hydropower plants. Its location is the town of Kodinsk, Kezhemskiy district of the Krasnoyarsk Krai. The construction of HPP began in 1980, preparatory works began in 1974. According to the approved project the plant must have the hydroelectric capacity of 3,000 MW. The building of HPP should include 9 radial-axial generating units with the capacity of 333 MW.

The Boguchanskaya GES was designed by the institute “Hydroproject”. Preparational works for plant construction began in 1974. In 1987 the channel of the Angara was blocked by a concrete dam with a temporary gateway.

The construction of the plant was in fact frozen from 1994 to 2005 due to the lack of funds. In 2004 58% of plant facilities were ready to work.


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5 Responses to “The Boguchanskaya Hydropower Station Under Construction”

  1. testicules says:

    I wonder what the evironmentalist would say about another hydro plant flooding the country side

    • EnglishBob says:

      Probably going on about how much safer than nuclear it is. Neglecting human lives in the count sadly :(

    • Babysitter says:

      The whole european part of Russia went through this decades ago during Soviet time when noone even heard about environmentalists and ecology. Nature has restored itself long ago, ecosystems are fine. Also, thanks to these colossal reservoirs of water and thermal energy local winters became less harsh and devastating floods are no more threat to the people and nature. So yeah, hydroenergetics is fine.

  2. petrohof says:

    i hope they balanced the rotating parts this time

  3. Mitch says:

    the the environmentalist is probably wearing concrete boots at the bottom of the river.

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