Hydroelectric Plants in Russia - Northern Caucasus FD

Akbashskaya
Location: Kabardino-Balkar Republic
Operator: RusHydro
Configuration: 2 X 550 kW MW Propeller
Operation: 1928
T/G supplier: ??
Quick facts: This facility on an irrigation canal was rebuilt in 1995. It was closed for a time by excess siltation.

Photograph courtesy of RusHydro
Posted 30 Jan 2010

Aushiger
Location: Kabardino-Balkar Republic
Operator: RusHydro
Configuration: 3 X 20 MW radial
Operation: 2002
T/G supplier: AO Tyazhmash, Elsib
EPC: Hydroproject Institute
Quick facts: Aushiger was the first of the three plants in the Lower Cherek River cascade to complete. The projects were developed and owned by RAO UES subsidiary Kabbalkenergo, spun out into a new JSC in 2005, and finally transferred to RusHydro. Development began in 1992 with financing from KB Republic and the power company.

Photograph courtesy of RusHydro
Posted 30 Jan 2010

Baksan
Location: Kabardino-Balkar Republic
Operator: RusHydro
Configuration: 3 X 8.8 MW Francis
Operation: 1936-1939
T/G supplier: LMZ
EPC: Hydroproject Institute
Quick facts: Two of the three units at plant were badly damaged by a terrorist attack in Jul 2010. Repairs were started immediately and full reconstruction was completed in Dec 2012.

Photograph courtesy of RusHydro
Re-posted 16 Mar 2016

Kashhatau (Sovetskaya)
Location: Kabardino-Balkar Republic
Operator: RusHydro
Configuration: 3 X 21.7 MW radial
Operation: 2010
T/G supplier: AO Tyazhmash, Elsib
EPC: Hydroproject Institute
Quick facts: This is the second of the two plants in the Lower Cherek River cascade to complete. In total, the two plants cover about 75% of regional power demand. Kashhatau was connected to the grid on 26 Dec 2010.

Photograph courtesy of RusHydro
Posted 30 Jan 2010

Mukholskaya
Location: Kabardino-Balkar Republic
Operator: RusHydro
Configuration: 2 X 130 kW Francis
Operation: 1962
T/G supplier: ??

Photograph courtesy of RusHydro
Posted 30 Jan 2010

SHPS-3
Location: Kabardino-Balkar Republic
Operator: RusHydro
Configuration: 3 X 670 kW MW Francis
Operation: 1959
T/G supplier: ??

Photograph courtesy of RusHydro
Posted 30 Jan 2010

Volzhskaya (Congress)
Location: Volgograd
Operator: RusHydro
Configuration: 22 X 115 MW Kaplan
Operation: 1958-1962
T/G supplier: LMZ, Electrosila
Quick facts: Construction started in 1951 and the total construction work force peaked at about 25,000. The dam and powerhouse complex is 5km long.

Photograph by Irina Lobacheva and courtesy of City of Volgograd
Posted 28 May 2005

Zaragizhskaya
Location: Kabardino-Balkar Republic
Operator: RusHydro
Configuration: 3 X 20 MW Francis
Operation: 2016
T/G supplier: Zhefu
EPC: Hydroproject Institute, JSC ESB, Elektrostroi Sirius
Quick facts: The water intake for this project is from the outlet channel for Aushiger HPP. After a full redesign of the original design configuration, construction at Zaragizhskaya got underway in the fall of 2011. It was originally to complete at the end of 2013, but actual COD was 29 Dec 2016.

Photograph courtesy of RusHydro
Posted 1 Jan 2017

Zelenchukskaya
Location: Karachay-Cherkess Republic
Operator: RusHydro
Configuration: 4 X 80 MW
Operation: 1999-2010
T/G supplier: Kharkov, UETM
EPC: Bureyagesstroy
Quick facts: This is the largest power plant in the Republic of Karachay-Cherkessia. Construction started in the mid-1970s but the project was suspended due to the lack of financing. Construction re-started about 20yrs later and the first unit was commissioned in Aug 1999. Unit-3 cost about R1.5bn.

Photograph courtesy of RAO UES
Posted 8 Jul 2007

   
Zaramagskie
Location: North Ossetia Republic
Operator: RusHydro
Configuration: 2 X 171 MW Francis
Operation: 2013
T/G supplier: Voith, LMZ, Electrosila
EPC: Lenhydroproject, Chirkeygesstroy
Quick facts: This project has been under intermittent construction since 1976. The site is on the Ardon River in Alagair District. In addition to the main plant, there is a 10-MW headworks hydro plant.

Photograph courtesy of RusHydro
Posted 21 Aug 2011

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 01-Jan-2017

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