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News: Iran's Biggest Hydro Plant Generates Power

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Iran's Biggest Hydro Plant Generates Power 

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The first unit of Upper-Gotvand (Gotvand-Olya) generating 250mw energy officially joined Iran's national grid on Friday, May 25th, 2012.
Gotvand open-surface power plant includes 8 units each capable of generating 250 mw of energy. The first 4 units are installed in first phase and the rest in extension phase. Totally generating 2000 mw of hydro power, Gotvand will be able to generate 4550 GWH per year.
When completed, Gotvand will be Iran's biggest hydro plant which in turn improves grid stability and helps frequency control over grid. Gotvand revenue is estimated to be about 820,000 USD per day.
At this stage of impounding the length of Gotvand reservoir reaches 65 kms and stores more than 2 billion cubic meters.
Gotvand big reservoir is considered one of the most important water resources in Khuzestan Province. Gotvand water storage can resolve shortage of water in fertile plain of Khuzestan, but its substantial role mostly reveals in adjusting the seemingly conflict of power generation in upper dams with irrigation demand in downstream lands.
Upper-gotvand dam with an embankment of about 32 million cubic meters and height of 182 meters from foundation is considered Iran's tallest earthfill dam. It is located 5 km away from Gotvand City in Khuzestan Province. The dam was impounded on Thursday July 30th, 2011 in the presence of President Ahmadinejad.           

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Created at 6/11/2012 10:41 AM  by mohammad-alireza 
Last modified at 6/11/2012 10:42 AM  by mohammad-alireza 
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