Tour one of the most unusual Russian hydropower plant

• tour of one of Russia's most unusual HPP

My great love for power has led me once again to North Ossetia. Where, where, and there are a lot of different HPP. And even if they are not giants, but to amaze me, they do well. So this time the same story.

So, my friends, today I'll show you one of the most unusual HPP. She is so obsessed with the environment, that is ready to work only for the purest spring water. The name of this fastidious - Bekanskaya HPP.

Tour one of the most unusual Russian hydropower plant

Imagine you done in the normal village Bekaa, there are many such in the Caucasus, I, of course, on the sides trying to hurry to see his new power, I'll collect them, who do not know, but it all no, no. Suddenly our car stops at a "summer cottage" with a large fence, here we are. Feelings, of course, strange. Your neighbor in the country, it turns out, gidroenergomagnat, and we did not know :) But even this is not important.

It appears, hydroelectric dam Bekanskoy forms daily regulation reservoir - lake Beck (that is, just on the main picture) of about 65 hectares, that feeds water from the springs 300 (in the area of ​​the water is groundwater discharge zone). Here is our hydro and loved this spring vodichku, because it is so clear that due to the lack of junk in it, sand, her turbine operates as a clock and, accordingly, does not wear a long time. As we can see, our lake is not only loved HPP immediately leeched and aquaculture. And yet, this reservoir does not freeze in the winter, so attracts the winter migratory birds.

Tour one of the most unusual Russian hydropower plant

The very HPP consists of an earth fill dam with earthen screen length of the ridge 60 meters and a width of 4 meters. Its overall height is - 6.5 m, of course, there is also the building itself HPP, which are adjacent turbine forebays (two outdoor cameras).. Plus, there are safety waste facilities, the dam embankment, bottom spillway in the dam embankment, deferent duct and indoor switchgear 0, 4kV.

Tour one of the most unusual Russian hydropower plant

Bekanskaya HPP - is one of the small hydro power plants in our country, in all its capacity of 0.54 MW. For example, Russia's most powerful power plant, the Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric power station has an installed capacity of 6400 MW. By the way, the two power plants are part of the PJSC "RusHydro". In the year of this baby is able to produce 0.808 million kWh of electricity.

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Bekanskuyu build HPP began during the war, in 1942. The first hydraulic unit started up in 1945, the second - in 1951. December 25, 1951 Bekanskaya HPP was officially put into commercial operation. By the way, planned to install a third, but no luck.

Tour one of the most unusual Russian hydropower plant

Here are two such interesting Francis hydro unit capacity of 0.252 MW each (although one is already prematurely retired), operating at a head of 6.5 m with a flow rate of water through each turbine 5, 6 m³ / s are placed in the power plant building. Incidentally, the hydraulic turbine (type PO "Frances", PO E-45) captured, Austrian, company "Voith", and generators (VEW 396 / 18-6) and the Austrian, but "Siemens-Schuckert".

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Hence the management of the entire HPP.

Tour one of the most unusual Russian hydropower plant

Here's a she, the ode of the small hydroelectric power plants in our country, and even working in the spring water.

Tour one of the most unusual Russian hydropower plant