Excursion to the Novosibirsk HPP

Excursion to the Novosibirsk HPP

Let’s make an excursion to the Novosibirsk HPP. This time we won’t use any technical terms and will try to explain the principle of its work as accessibly as possible.

Excursion to the Novosibirsk HPP

A control panel. The management and monitoring of the condition of the whole plant is carried out in this room.

Excursion to the Novosibirsk HPP

“Earthed”, “Don’t turn on! People are working”

Excursion to the Novosibirsk HPP

Everything is computerized.

Excursion to the Novosibirsk HPP

Excursion to the Novosibirsk HPP

This is not a print screen.

Excursion to the Novosibirsk HPP

Excursion to the Novosibirsk HPP

Excursion to the Novosibirsk HPP

The process of the conversion of water energy into electricity begins here. At first, water intakes suck water into a turbine.

The water layer is about 4 meters deep, so fish which swims even deeper is not hurt. Even if it gets into the turbine, it will survive.

Excursion to the Novosibirsk HPP

The process of closing and opening of the valves of the water intakes takes place in this room.

Excursion to the Novosibirsk HPP

Now let’s go down to the turbine. It’s right under our feet. On the left – the axis of the rotor.

Excursion to the Novosibirsk HPP

When water enters the turbine and rotates the blades (and the rotor respectively), the energy of water is converted into the energy of the rotor. The axis goes up.

Excursion to the Novosibirsk HPP

Now let’s climb higher, closer to generators.

Excursion to the Novosibirsk HPP

A turbine hall, the generators are on the right.

Excursion to the Novosibirsk HPP

Let’s enter one of them.

Excursion to the Novosibirsk HPP

The sluice of the generator.

Excursion to the Novosibirsk HPP

Excursion to the Novosibirsk HPP

The same axis.

Excursion to the Novosibirsk HPP

The winding of the generator (the movable one) spins right over our heads. And the stator (the stationary part of the winding) revolves around it.

Due to the rotation of both of them, there appears an electromagnetic field which produces an electrical current. So the energy of the rotor turns into electric energy. The following process takes place outdoors but let’s first climb to an engine room.

Excursion to the Novosibirsk HPP

The engine room. Here you can see the crowns of hydroelectric generators.

Excursion to the Novosibirsk HPP

Excursion to the Novosibirsk HPP

Excursion to the Novosibirsk HPP

Matrix.

Excursion to the Novosibirsk HPP

Excursion to the Novosibirsk HPP

The burning ball indicates that the hydroelectric generator is working now.

Excursion to the Novosibirsk HPP

Excursion to the Novosibirsk HPP

Excursion to the Novosibirsk HPP

“Don’t get in. It’ll kill you”

Excursion to the Novosibirsk HPP

Excursion to the Novosibirsk HPP

Excursion to the Novosibirsk HPP

Excursion to the Novosibirsk HPP

No plant can possibly be without his picture.

Excursion to the Novosibirsk HPP

Excursion to the Novosibirsk HPP

If something gets broken, it’s transported to the repair room with the help of such an overhead crane.

Excursion to the Novosibirsk HPP

The repair room.

Excursion to the Novosibirsk HPP

Excursion to the Novosibirsk HPP

Excursion to the Novosibirsk HPP

Excursion to the Novosibirsk HPP

Now let’s go outside.

Excursion to the Novosibirsk HPP

So, electricity has been produced but has a very big current. What to do? How can it be delivered to people’s homes?

6 thoughts on “Excursion to the Novosibirsk HPP”

  1. Even simplier would be: think about the dynamo on the older bicycles – the front wheel moves the dynamo, which generates eletricity, that powers the lamp. But in this case, the front wheel is swapped with a pipe filled with water.

    Simple enough, but wont produce so many pretty pictures.. :/

  2. Very nice photos and article. I would very much like to visit the Novosibirsk Area of Russia someday. Thanks for sharing.

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