Volga Hydroelectric Station

Volga Hydroelectric Station

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The Volga Hydroelectric Station or Volga GES () also known as the 22nd Congress of the CPSU Stalingrad/Volgograd Hydroelectric Power Station (), is the largest hydroelectric station in Europe and is the last of the Volga-Kama Cascade of dams, before the Volga River flows into the Caspian Sea. Today, it is operated by the electricity company RusHydro.

History

Built as part of the massive post-war industrialization project - the so-called Great building sites of communism, it was authorised by Joseph Stalin signing the Council of Ministers of the USSR order #3555 on 6 August 1950. The plan called for building a station north of the city of Stalingrad (modern Volgograd) with a minimum storage capacity of 1.7 million KWh.

Ten thousand youths from the Komsomol league flocked from the whole Union. For the building a whole city of Volzhsky was formed on the left bank of the river to provide housing for the families. Machinery was sent from all corners of the country - Moscow, Tashkent, Chelyabinsk and Kharkov, forestry from Karelia. Newest electric equipment came from Zaporozhye and Sverdlovsk, whilst the turbines and generators were built in Leningrad. In total more than 1,500 individual plants and dozens of research institutes sent their equipment and specialists.

The first powerhouse came online on 22 December 1958, and the plant was fully declared complete on 10 September 1961. Technologically the station broke many new grounds. In 1959 a new Moscow-Stalingrad 500 kV high...
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