Kislaya Guba Tidal Power Station

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Kislaya Guba Tidal Power Station
Kislaya Guba tidal power station.JPG
CountryRussia
LocationKislaya Guba
Coordinates69°22′37″N 33°04′33″E / 69.37694°N 33.07583°E / 69.37694; 33.07583Coordinates: 69°22′37″N 33°04′33″E / 69.37694°N 33.07583°E / 69.37694; 33.07583
StatusOperational
Commission date1968
Owner(s)RusHydro
Operator(s)RusHydro
Tidal power station
TypeTidal barrage
Power generation
Units operational1 × 0.2 MW
1 × 1.5 MW
Nameplate capacity1.7 MW
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The Kislaya Guba Tidal Power Station is an experimental project in Kislaya Guba, Russia.

The station is the world's 5th largest[citation needed] tidal power plant with the output capacity of 1.7 megawatts (2,300 hp). Station began operating in 1968, but was later shut down for 10 years until December 2004, when funding resumed. The old 0.4 megawatts (540 hp) French-built generation unit was dismantled. In 2004 was installed first new 0.2 megawatts (270 hp) generation unit, and in 2007 – second, 1.5 megawatts (2,000 hp). The site was originally chosen because the long and deep fjord had a fairly narrow outlet to the sea which could easily be dammed for the project. There are plans for two larger scale projects based on this design near Mezen, on the White Sea and Tugur on the Sea of Okhotsk.[1]

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