May 19, 2020

Top 10 hydroelectric dams in the world

Marcus Lawrence
4 min
Sayano-Shushenskaya, Russia

The 6,400MW hydroelectric station, located near Sayanogorsk in Russia, was the subject of a disaster in 2009 that claimed the lives of 75 people and brought the plant’s output to a complete halt. Following the failure of one of the plant’s turbines that triggered an explosion, the respective building flooded and a section of the turbine hall’s roof collapsed. Five years later, in 2014, the dam had been restored to full operations at a cost of US$89.3mn.

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