Nizhnekamsk Hydroelectric Station

Nizhnekamsk Dam

The hydroelectric power plant
Location of Nizhnekamsk Dam in Russia
Official name Nizhnekamsk Hydroelectric Plant
Country Russia
Location Naberezhnye Chelny, Tatarstan
Coordinates 55°41′58″N 52°16′42″E / 55.69944°N 52.27833°E / 55.69944; 52.27833Coordinates: 55°41′58″N 52°16′42″E / 55.69944°N 52.27833°E / 55.69944; 52.27833
Status In use
Construction began 1963
Dam and spillways
Impounds Kama River
Height 30 m (98 ft)
Length 3,900 m (12,795 ft)
Creates Nizhnekamsk Reservoir
Total capacity 2,800,000,000 m3 (2,269,997 acre·ft)
Surface area 1,084 km2 (419 sq mi)
Power station
Operator(s) Tatenergo
Commission date 1979-1987
Hydraulic head 12.4 m (41 ft)
Turbines 16 x 78 MW Kaplan turbines
Installed capacity 1,248 MW
Annual generation 2.54 billion kWh

The Nizhnekamsk Hydroelectric Station (Russian: Нижнекамская ГЭС), also known as Lower Kama, is a dam and hydroelectric power station on the lower Kama River near Naberezhnye Chelny in Tatarstan, Russia. The purpose of the dam is power production, navigation and water supply. It powers a 1,248 MW station with 16 x 78 MW Kaplan turbine-generators.[1]

See also


  1. "Construction of the Lower Kama hydroelectric station". Power Technology and Engineering (formerly Hydrotechnical Construction). December 1978. pp. 8–12. Retrieved 14 January 2011. |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
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