Excursion to the Novosibirsk HPP

Excursion to the Novosibirsk HPP

It must be converted with the help of these transformers which reduce the current and raise the voltage. And that’s it, electricity is ready to be sent.

Excursion to the Novosibirsk HPP

The inner rails are used to deliver a transformer to the repair room in case if it fails. The outside rails are used by the crane which opens and closes the gates from the side of the river.

Excursion to the Novosibirsk HPP

Excursion to the Novosibirsk HPP

Excursion to the Novosibirsk HPP

Excursion to the Novosibirsk HPP

The general view of the plant.

Excursion to the Novosibirsk HPP

Excursion to the Novosibirsk HPP

From the other side.

Excursion to the Novosibirsk HPP

Excursion to the Novosibirsk HPP

Excursion to the Novosibirsk HPP

When electricity is ready to be sent, it goes to the substation.

Excursion to the Novosibirsk HPP

Excursion to the Novosibirsk HPP

The substation is located next to the HPP, on the left bank of the river.

Excursion to the Novosibirsk HPP

Excursion to the Novosibirsk HPP

Excursion to the Novosibirsk HPP

Here electricity is distributed and transmitted along high-voltage power lines.

Then it reaches the electricity substation near your house. With the help of transformers, the high voltage is reduced and the current is increased. After that it’s distributed to your apartments.

Excursion to the Novosibirsk HPP

Now let’s imagine that we have the rainy season and the reservoir is overflowed. In this case there is a spillway.

Excursion to the Novosibirsk HPP

It can be opened and the excess water will simply pour out of the reservoir.

Excursion to the Novosibirsk HPP

The border and elevation changes between the sea (right) and the Ob River (left) are well seen from this perspective.

Excursion to the Novosibirsk HPP

Valves are raised and lowered by means of a gantry crane…

Excursion to the Novosibirsk HPP

Which moves along these rails.

Excursion to the Novosibirsk HPP

The view from the crane.

Excursion to the Novosibirsk HPP

Excursion to the Novosibirsk HPP

Excursion to the Novosibirsk HPP

On the roof of the engine room.

Excursion to the Novosibirsk HPP

Excursion to the Novosibirsk HPP

The sea.

Excursion to the Novosibirsk HPP

The river.

Excursion to the Novosibirsk HPP

Looks like sushi.

Excursion to the Novosibirsk HPP

Excursion to the Novosibirsk HPP

Excursion to the Novosibirsk HPP

“Driver! Put off passengers”

Excursion to the Novosibirsk HPP

Excursion to the Novosibirsk HPP

The room with the photographs of the construction of the HPP.

Excursion to the Novosibirsk HPP

Excursion to the Novosibirsk HPP

Location: Novosibirsk

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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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