On December, 22nd, Chiryurtskaya Hydropower Plant-1 on the Sulak River is turning 50. In this article, we want to tell you about it, show some file footages and museum exhibits showing organization of the plant. Soviet scientists have always known about Dagestan’ potential in water power (mostly due to its Sulak River) and
began building first hydropower plans before WWII. When the war began, they had to freeze construction works and were able to resume it only in 1948. Modern Chiryurtskaya Hydropower Complex consists of three power stations: Chiryurtskaya Hydropower Plant-1 and 2 and Gelbakhskaya Hydropower Plant-3.