10 The Zhigulevskaya HPP. Part 2

The Zhigulevskaya HPP. Part 2

Posted on September 13, 2011 by team


Let's continue our excursion around the Zhigulevskaya HPP.


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The tremendous energy produced by the plant requires proper "care". That's why near every hydroelectric generator there is a substation providing such "care".

These are vacuum circuit breakers. Everyone remembers from school that if you place 2 conductors with high voltage close to each other, there will be formed an electric arc between them. The circuit breakers are used to prevent its forming.

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10 Responses to “The Zhigulevskaya HPP. Part 2”

  1. Moe Hailstone says:

    Highly qualified specialists? That’s guys playing Donkey Kong!

  2. John says:

    Nice clean, renewable energy.

    • ayaa says:

      Are you one of those Greenpeace weirdos, or just a nutty tree-hugger? :)

    • Mr. Fox says:

      Semipermanent, too

      • ayaa says:

        Yeah. Its not Putin or Medvedev that walked out of the Kyoto Protocol, is it. It’s our good friend Bush.
        And yeah, my hometown of Borisoglebsk, is no Moscow or Petersburg, but all heavy industries are located well out of the city center and residential districts. So none has to worry about pollution. And there are more than enough trees all around. And trees are the best fighters of pollution, aren’t they?

  3. opticalsound says:

    “Some complicated mechanism.” At least ER is honest with us! ;-)

  4. (r)evolutionist says:

    I’d rub out Stalin’s name given a chance… ;-)

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