5 The Zhigulevskaya HPP Following the Highest Standards

The Zhigulevskaya HPP Following the Highest Standards

Posted on September 10, 2011 by team


The Zhigulevskaya Hydroelectric Power Plant (also known as the Volga HPP) located on the Volga river is the second most powerful HPP of the Volga-Kama Cascade. Let's see ourselves if it's really that good as it's usually described.


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The construction of the Zhigulevskaya HPP began in 1950 and ended in 1957. The territory of the plant is huge. 7-8 hours aren't enough to look everything around. The main building (pictured) is 700 m long.

The red line in the picture marks the roof of the main building and the road on the side of the headrace.

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5 Responses to “The Zhigulevskaya HPP Following the Highest Standards”

  1. SpeCons says:

    Wow… I’ve driven over this dam numerous times…

  2. geoff says:

    Its good to see an old facility in such good condition. The old plants and things shown on here usually look very run down.

  3. marxistworker says:

    Socialist pride. Power for the people.

  4. Cor says:

    The one description is wrong about the water through the turbine. It enters from the left and exits through the bottom, not the right.

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