Nizhni Novgorod is a 530.5MW hydro power project. It is planned on Volga river/basin in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently at the partially active stage. It will be developed in multiple phases. The project construction is likely to commence in 1948 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 1955. Buy the profile here.

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The project is being developed by Institut Gidroproekt and is currently owned by RusHydro with a stake of 100%.

Nizhni Novgorod is a reservoir based project. The hydro reservoir capacity is planned to be 2,780 million cubic meter. The gross head of the project will be 17.5m. The total number of penstocks, pipes or long channels that carry water down from the hydroelectric reservoir to the turbines inside the actual power station, is expected to be 8 in number. The project is expected to generate 1,513 GWh of electricity.

Nizhni Novgorod (Nizhni Novgorod_ Rehabilated) consists of 1 turbine with 72.5MW nameplate capacity.

Nizhni Novgorod (Nizhni Novgorod_Active) consists of 5 turbines with 65MW nameplate capacity.

Nizhni Novgorod (Nizhni Novgorod_Active) consists of 1 turbine with 68MW nameplate capacity.

Nizhni Novgorod (Nizhni Novgorod_Under Rehabilitation) consists of 1 turbine with 65MW nameplate capacity.

The project consists of 8 generators.

Development status

The project construction is expected to commence from 1948. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 1955.

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This information is drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center, which provides detailed profiles of over 170,000 active, planned and under construction power plants worldwide from announcement through to operation across all technologies and countries worldwide.