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Construction of Bratsk Hydroelectric Power Plant started 1954, ended 1967.
Building consists of:
On the upper part of the wall there is the railway track of the Taishet-Lena line and an automobile road.
There are no navigation passes, because Angara River has no through ship routes. Nevertheless, construction project includes the possibility to build a ship elevator.
With the 4,500 MW of output and 22.6 TWh of annual output, it is Russia's second single producer of hydroelectricity.
The Turbine Hall contains 18 Francis hydroturbine units, 250 MW each, with a 106 m of operating head. 5,140 m long penstock forms the Bratsk Reservoir.
Output is distributed into five 500 kV power lines and twenty 220 kV lines.
The Bratsk Hydroelectric Power Plant was designed by the Moscow-based Hydroproject institute, and is operated by the joint-stock company Irkutskenergo, although all the buildings themselves belong to the Russia's federal government.
Reconstruction project includes increasing the output up to 5,000 MW. At present, Irkutskenergo together with JSC Silovii Mashini is modernizing the old turbines.
|Official name||Bratsk Hydroelectric Power Station|
|Length||924 m (3,031 ft)|
|Height||124.5 m (408 ft)|
|Capacity||169.27 km3 (41 cu mi)|
|Surface area||5,470 km2 (2,112 sq mi)|
|Power generation information|
|Turbines||18 × 250MW|
|Installed capacity||4,500 MW|
|Annual generation||22.6 TWh|