In Tajikistan launch the highest hydroelectric power station in the world

В Таджикистане запускают самую высокую ГЭС в мире

The design capacity of HPP – 3.6 thousand megawatts

Since 2008 for the construction of the Rogun hydroelectric power plant spent more than $ 1.5 billion.

In Tajikistan started the first unit of the Rogun hydroelectric power plant, reported by Euronews on Friday, 16 November.

After the full commissioning of the HPP will be the largest in Central Asia and the highest in the world – the dam height of 335m. The design capacity of HPP – 3.6 thousand megawatts.

It is noted that the largest project in the country is also the largest protracted. Preparatory work on the dam was started in 1976. The dam was built from 1982 to 1991. Its construction was suspended after the collapse of the Soviet Union. In 2007 the government of Tajikistan has announced that it will continue the construction of the station.

Since 2008, the project of construction of Rogun hydroelectric power station spent more than $ 1.5 billion.

Earlier it became known that hydroelectric power harm the environment and thus is economically disadvantageous. Therefore, Western countries refuse from the operation of HPP.

It was also reported that the city of Tokmak of Zaporizhzhya region launched the first phase of the largest solar power plant. Its total capacity after construction will be 50 MW.

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